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)

Welcome to

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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May God bless you and lead you ever more deeply into His Love!

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

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A Penitential
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 Selected pages:
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LOCATION OF MEMBERS

If you are interested in the BSP or are looking for spiritual nourishment, we invite you to attend any of these:

  • BSP Local Chapter Meetings

  • Retreat held every year in late July in Minnesota.

  • On line communications on our forums with other members.

    Write to Shelley or Bruce Fahey at anytime with your questions at minncc@aol.com. Your letters will be as confidential as you want them to be.

Bruce Fahey
Bruce Fahey

Shelley Fahey
Shelley Fahey


WORLD WIDE POSTAL MAIL

Write: BSP Headquarters, 20939 Quadrant Ave. Scandia, Minnesota 55073, and you will get a response.


STATES WITH MEMBERS: - (Write the BSP for contact information)

ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARKANSAS
ARIZONA
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
CONNECTICUT
DELAWARE
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII
IDAHO
ILLINOIS
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS
KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA
MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSSETS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPI
MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW CAROLINA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
OKLAHOMA
OHIO
OREGON
PENNSYLVANIA
RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXAS
UTAH
VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN

INTERNATIONAL: - (Write the BSP for contact information)

AUSTRALIA
BRAZIL
CANADA
CHINA
ENGLAND
GERMANY
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
KENYA
MALAYSIA
MALTA
MEXICO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
NIGERIA
PAKISTAN
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PUERTO RICO
PHILIPPINES
REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
REPUBLIC OF CONGO
SOUTH AFRICA
THAILAND
UGANDA
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - See above list of States
ZAMBIA

Chapters can be formed anywhere as needed. Contact the BSP at minncc@aol.com, or write to the BSP, 20939 Quadrant Ave. N., Scandia, MN. 55073, for assistance.

Locations of Chapters

MINNESOTA
CALIFORNIA
OHIO
CANADA
SOUTH KOREA


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


65774 County Road 31 Northome, Minnesota 56661

Phone: 218-897-5974   

Email postmaster@bspenance.org

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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