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Third Order
of St. Francis

under the SSPX

(Third Order of Penance)

The traditional Third Order of St. Francis (known also as the Third Order of Penance), or TOSF for short, is a secular third order following the Rule of St. Francis.

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Fr. Jacques Emily

TOSF USA Director

In the United States, the TOSF is under the auspices of the Society of St. Pius X, receiving information and counsel from the traditional Capuchins in Morgon, France. The director for the USA District is SSPX priest, Fr. Jacques Emily.

Inquiries about joining the Third Order of St. Francis can be made here:

Fr. Jacques Emily, TOSF chaplain
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Retreat House
PO Box 1379  Los Gatos, CA 95031
408-354-7703 tel | 408-354-7369 fax

TOSF Director's letters
April 2013 letter from Morgon Capuchins
"Some extracts from old Franciscan revues... call to mind the very special devotion of the Seraphic Family in regards to the Chief of the Holy Family and this in the first centuries of its existence..."

February 2013 letter from Morgon Capuchins
Padre Pio: "Isnít this picture of the Holy Capuchin Priest striking as realistic and beautiful as he presents the Divine Infant for our veneration?"

February 11, 2013
The Miraculous Medal: "The 'M' with the Cross and the two Hearts tell enough..."

December 8, 2012
"It is important to note that the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is meant to lead us towards the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus..."

October 2, 2012
"The world has need of that Franciscan spirit, of that Franciscan vision of life..."

TOSF news

Increase of Franciscan tertiaries

Increase of Franciscan tertiaries
Recently, the Franciscan Third Order maintained by the SSPX saw an increase via two ceremonies held at St. Anthony de Padua Church in Mt. Holly, North Carolina..." 12-19-2012

TOSF information
Are you called to join the Third Order of St. Francis? The TOSF Handbook
Helpful information about the TOSF The TOSF Rule and General Constitutions (abridged)
TOSF introductory conference [mp3] The TOSF Rule and General Constitutions (booklet)

TOSF practices and devotions
The Franciscan Crown (rosary) The Portiuncula Indulgence (Aug 2)
The cord of St. Francis Indulgences for the Third Order
The Office of Paters Ceremonial of the Third Order

TOSF spiritual reading
Two Saints in One Flesh: the First Franciscan Tertiaries © 2013                    home                    contact