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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Franciscan Christians, there are some things key,
Made to order so we can be,
Among the holiest in the family tree,
Use them then, for they are free.

Confessed, professed, to belong to Him,
Yet "It is I who chose you, not you me."
Prayerful penitents in lifestyles prim,
Franciscan family in fraternity.

Within, without, below, above,
Wherever in life you have to go,
Serve Christ's Church with deepest love,
Convert both your heart and your life's show.

Keys please in so many ways,
Though all lives lie open to the Lord,
Who could guide so many days,
Save God through His gospel sword.

Models, guides, and mentors besides,
Everyone needs them so too we must,
Our master key in St. Francis resides,
His words and example we can trust.

From a See comes sight, as God's might,
Opens a narrow gate for His People,
Confused becomes the modern fight,
When we take our eyes off Rome's steeple.

Brother Not, sfo
March 1994

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