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What is the Dominican Third Order? Old vs. New?

Question:

How does one become a Third Order Dominican?  Are there any requirements concerning age and marital status?  Are there Traditional and Novus Ordo Dominican Third Orders and, if so, what are the differences?  What are the rules that members of the Traditional Dominican Third Order are required to live by?

Answer:

A religious congregation’s Third Order is a rule by which those living in the world are able to participate in the life of the religious. Father Albert is the director of the Dominican’s traditional Third Order.

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