With the impossibility of all Christians entering monastic life, St. Francis of Assisi offered to those living in the world the means of attaining Christian perfection. Thus the ideal of lay monasticism was born - that the religious life could be practiced by all Christians according to the rule of the Gospel. Such followers of Christ are called Tertiaries (Third Order), Secular Franciscans, or simply lay monastics. Get into the Habit! Brown design on white 1" round pin-back button badge. Get into the Habit!