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A Yearning Heart

Third orders and religious life

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Cool I'll just delete my account then. 

How do you delete your account?

There's no deactivation button

If everyone is going to be upset with me and offended then it's best I delete my account. I don't know how to do this. There doesn't seem to be any way to do it. 

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I'm a trans-woman by the way so I have lots of stuff I'm struggling with. I wasn't trying to offend anyone. I honestly just want to delete my account now but don't know how to do it. 

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Thank you for your apology. :)

It's not possible to delete accounts. You don't have to post here if you don't feel comfortable doing so, but if you want to join in, you are welcome on Vocation Station providing you keep it kind.

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On 10/24/2016 at 9:40 PM, A Yearning Heart said:

There are many third Orders. Generally speaking, my understanding of a third order is:-

-a way of helping to live out a person's baptismal promises

-members remain part of the lay faithful of the Church

-is not a form of religious consecration or vows

-members become part of the spiritual family they are connected with

-will often have other Order-specific characteristics

Often I have seen some who have take temporary promises as lay members of an order and then go on to become religious.

Historically, I have read of Saints who were lay members of different groups, but who made private promises of total self-giving to Christ (like St Catherine of Sienna). 

I'm wondering if being a member of a third order today (either temporary or professed for life) is compatible with a religious vocation later on? (or would that depend on the Order?)

Or would being a member of a third order be considered a part of discerning that one was not called to religious life? 


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