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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A Penitential
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A collection of writings of Saint Francis of Assisi. Many were written by him, other dictated.

PRAYERS OF THE POVERELLO

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.

 Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi before Jesus Crucified

 Prayer of Saint Clare before Jesus Crucified

 Salutation to Virtues - English Version

 Salutation to Virtues - Spanish Version

 Eucharist Page

 Prayer of St Francis before Churches

  Hail Mary of St Francis

 ...On the praises of God...

 Office of the Passion

 The Canticle of Brother Sun - English Version

 The Canticle of Brother Sun - German Version

 The Canticle of Brother Sun - Latin Version

 "Lord, make me an instrument..." - English Version

 "Lord, make me an instrument..." - German Version

 Prayer of St Francis to Our Lady - English Version

 Prayers of St Francis to Our Lady - German Version

 Prayers of St Francis to Our Lady - Latin Version

 Prayers of St Francis to praise God at every hour - English Version

 Prayers of St Francis to praise God at every hour - German Version

 Prayers of St Francis to praise God at every hour - Latin Version

 Prayers of St Francis to praise God at every hour - Spanish Version

 Comment to Our Father by St. Francis - English Version

 Comment to Our Father by St. Francis - Spanish Version

 Saint Francis' Testament

 Saint Clare's Testament

 
 
 

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