The aim of the article is to present the charism and role models of the Third Order of Saint Francis of
Assisi as described in the chronicles of the Order of the Friars Minor by Marco da Lisboa and translated
into Polish in 1610. The ninth chapter of the second volume of the book contains interesting material
divided into two parts. The first one is dedicated to the history of the Third Order, its rules and relating
papal documents, while the second is a selection of the lives of saints belonging to the Order, such as St.
Elizabeth of Hungary. The material under discussion allows the reader to reconstruct the structure of the
Third Order in the 17th century and study the role models recommended to its members.