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'

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Prayer After Communion

Consecrated Host


Pierce, O most Sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul
with the most joyous and healthful wound of Your love,
with true, serene, and most holy apostolic charity,
that my soul may ever languish and melt
with love and longing for You,
that it may yearn for You and faint for Your courts,
and long to be dissolved and to be with You.

Grant that my soul may hunger after You,
the bread of angels, the refreshment of holy souls,
our daily and supersubstantial bread,
having all sweetness and savor and every delight of taste;
let my heart ever hunger after and feed upon You,
upon whom the angels desire to look,
and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Your savor;
may it ever thirst after You, the fountain of life,
the fountain of wisdom and knowledge, the fountain of eternal light,
the torrent of pleasure, the richness of the house of God.

May it ever compass You, seek You, find You,
run to You, attain You,
meditate upon You, speak of You,
and do all things to the praise and glory of your name,
with humility and discretion, with love and delight,
with ease and affection,
and with perseverance unto the end.

May You alone be ever my hope, my entire assurance,
my riches, my delight, my pleasure, my joy,
my rest and tranquility,
my peace, my sweetness, my fragrance, my sweet savor,
my food, my refreshment, my refuge, my help,
my wisdom, my portion, my possession and my treasure,
in whom may my mind and my heart be fixed
and firmly rooted immovably
henceforth and for ever.
Amen.

Saint Bonaventure


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