Jesus' Crown of thorns, symbol of penitential lifestyle. We are committed to living the Franciscan Rule of 1221. We aren't a Third Order but a Lay Catholic Association. ...weaving a crown of thorns,
they placed it on Him. (Mk 15:17)

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The BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PENANCE

 

The Franciscan Association of The Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St.Francis (BSP) has a butterfly as its symbol. The Butterfly means the transforming union that we wish to attain, through a life of prayer, simplicity and self-denial. The BSP mottos are: 'Deny yourself, take your cross and follow me' and 'In the world, but not of it, for Christ'

   of
         St. Francis

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... in the world, but NOT of it, for Christ!

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MAESTRO DI TAVARNELLE,
Our Lady enthroned with the Child,
St. Sebastian and St. Martin,
1510 - 1515,
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy,
Sacred Art Museum

Mary and Child



St. Francis Hail Mary

Hail, holy Lady, most holy Queen,
Mary, Mother of God, ever Virgin.

You were chosen by the Most High Father in heaven,
consecrated by Him, with His most Holy Beloved Son
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

On you descended and still remains
all the fullness of grace and every good.

Hail, His Palace.
Hail His Tabernacle.
Hail His Robe.
Hail His Handmaid.
Hail, His Mother.

And Hail, all holy Virtues, who, by grace
and inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
are poured into the hearts of the faithful
so that from their faithless state,
they may be made
faithful servants of God through you.

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The Butterfly is symbol of transforming union of the soul to God. God will give this grace to those faithful to walk the path of prayer and self-denial


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The Butterfly is symbol of transforming union of the soul to God. God will give this grace to those faithful to walk the path of prayer and self-denial