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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Saludo a las Virtudes

Salve, reina Sabiduría,
Dios te salve,
con tu hermana,
la santa y pura Sencillez.

Señora santa Pobreza,
Dios te salve,
con tu hermana,
la santa Humildad. .

Señora santa Caridad,
Dios te salve,
con tu hermana,
la santa Obediencia.

Santísimas virtudes,
a todas os salve el Señor,
de quien venís y procedéis.

rosebud

No hay nadie en el mundo entero
que pueda tener a una de vosotras,
si antes no muere;
quien tiene a una y a las demás no ofende, las tiene a todas;
y quien ofende a una, ninguna tiene y ofende a todas;
y con cada una confunde a vicios y pecados.

La santa Sabiduría confunde a Satanás y todas sus malicias.
La pura y santa Sencillez
confunde a toda sabiduría de este mundo y la sabiduría del cuerpo.
La santa Pobreza confunde al ansia de tener
y a la avaricia y a las preocupaciones de este mundo.
La santa Humildad confunde a la soberbia
y a todos los hombres que hay en el mundo,
y al mundo mismo, y también a todas las cosas que hay en el mundo.
La santa Caridad confunde a todas las tentaciones
diabólicas y carnales
y a todos los temores de la carne.


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