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 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'

         St. Francis

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... in the world, but NOT of it, for Christ!

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Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima

Antiphona Beatae Virginis Mariae

Sancta Maria Virgo,
non est tibi similis nata in mundo in mulieribus,

filia et ancilla altissimi summi Regis Patris caelestis,
mater sanctissimi Domini nostri Jesu Christi,
sponsa Spiritus Sancti:

ora pro nobis
cum S. Michaele archangelo
et omnibus virtutibus caelorum et omnibus sanctis
apud tuum sanctissimum dilectum Filium,
Dominum et magistrum.

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto
sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper
in saecula saeculorum.

Salutatio Beatae Mariae Virginis

Ave Domina, sancta Regina, sancta Dei genetrix Maria,
Quae es virgo ecclesia facta et electa a sanctissimo Patre de caelo,
quam consecravit cum sanctissimo dilecto Filio suo
et Spiritu sancto Paraclito,
in qua fuit et est omnis plenitudo gratiae et omne bonum.

Ave palatium eius,
Ave Tabernaculum eius;
Ave domus eius.
Ave vestimentum eius;
Ave ancilla eius;
Ave mater eius;
et vos omnes sanctae virtutes,
quae per gratiam et illuminationem Spiritus Sancti
infundimini in corda fidelium,
ut de infidelibus fideles Deo faciatis.

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