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Friday, June 16, 2006

Want to be a Tertiary?

Something that has really been cooking in my mind for some time is the need for community-based ministries on university campuses. I have been so blessed by the outreach of such monastic communities as the Brotherhood of Hope in Boston and the local Dominican chapter at Yale, and have been thinking for several years about the possibility of we laity tapping in to the existing networks for ministry opportunities among young people. Turns out that there is a consoling option- the third order, or "tertiary," which provides opportunity for laymen and women to engage in the ministry and spirituality of one of the church's established Orders.

For instance- see the Dominican's third order site here.

What do you think?