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 OF A PENITENT   

Dearest Lord,   
let me become a living prayer   
in what I say, think, do, and am.   
Let me become a living prayer in my flesh.   
May my life glorify Your Life in me.   

You said,   

"Deny yourself ! ",   

so let me live my Rule.   

You said, "Take up your cross"!   
Oh, let suffering be my joy!   
You said; "Follow me"!   
Please grant me this grace,  
as you did your Saints,  
that I, too, may give my life in service to all.   

In me may you move again among us.  
May my voice proclaim your Word.   
May my eyes reflect your joy  
and peace to all.   
May I listen to others like you always did.   
In my working may I be your servant.   

Lord, let me become   
a living prayer in my spirit.   
May my love of others exalt your holy Name.  
May my thoughts be just as your thoughts.   
May my will be to do Your Will.  
Let me breathe in your Spirit   
as if my own.   
And, when I take pause   
may I contemplate only you.   

For you are my God and my All, everything I now seek;  
in whom I long to be!   
Let me become an eternal prayer!   
Come! Rest in me, my Lord!  
All praise, all glory, all honor, all blessing to you,  
my God, within me!  
Amen.  
Brother Not  
2000  

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