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
Rule of Life
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Ancient Book of Hours


READING ROOM

Pages for you to meditate about

 Deny yourself, take your cross and follow me

 Christmas, the lesson of Little Jesus

 The Rule of Life in a Lay Lifestyle

 Fire and Light in Contemplation

 The Desire for Perfection

 Padre Pio's last days on earth

 The story of the Holy Stigmata of St Francis

 Fr. Altier's Talks on Penance, 2004 BSP Retreat:

 The Crucifix, our living book

 Becoming another Jesus

 The Penitential Life

 God is Humility

 Love the Eucharist!

 At one with Jesus: the meaning of the Eucharist

 Called to conversion: a reflection on St. Dismas

 St. Conrad of Parzham's Resolutions upon entering Novitiate

 A Crown of Thorns

 How Jesus Displayed God's Love

 Jesus Emptied Himself

 Seven Words from the Cross

 The general means of Perfection

 Why The Christian Must Deny Himself

 My Favorite Prayer

 The Fasts of St. Francis

 Saint Francis' Life


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