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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May God bless you and lead you ever more deeply into His Love!


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

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FAQ about Registration and Login to Members Area

Is Registration mandatory?
Only registered users can access the Forums. You may not register yourself. The BSP members are registered by the webmaster, and receive their username and password by email. Dropped members may ask to remain as BSP friends.

Why can't I Login?
To login you must use the username and password that you were assigned. If you cannot login, please ensure that cookies are enabled on your computer. These forums use cookies. Cookies are tiny files that contain your general forum settings and log-in information saved to your computer. Unfortunately, some Internet users disable cookies in their browsers. Allowing your browser to accept cookies from the BSP, you won't have to log in when you return to the forums. So be sure you have cookies enabled in your browser.

How do I enable cookies?
Use your browser's menu options. For example, in IE 6, click:
Tools > Internet Options > Privacy (tab)
To tweak your general cookie settings:
1 - click "Advanced..." in the "Settings" group.
2 - Check "Override automatic cookie handling" if necessary.
3 - Set "First-party Cookies" to "Accept"
4 - Leave "Third-party cookies" at "Block"
5 - Check "Always allow session cookies"
When you're done, click OK.

Alternatively, you can set as "SAFE" for cookies.
On the Privacy tab, click Edit in the "Web Sites" group to change cookie handling on a site-by-site basis.
Enter in the address field and click "Allow" and then "OK" to allow cookies.

If you have cookies enabled in your browser, you will be able to return to the forums without being logged out for 15 days. Everytime you visit the forums during the 15 days period, the computer will "remember" you and automatically log you in.
To keep someone from using your member account on your computer, just "log out" of the forum when you are done. (But when you return, you will have to log in to the forum.) Please log out if you are on a public computer. If you are accessing the forum from a private home computer, there is no need to log out.
When the 15 days period expires, your cookie will be automatically deleted and you will be required to login again.

How do I get back a lost password?
If you've forgotten your password, you can have the system send it to your e-mail address.
1 - Go to the login screen.
2 - Type your e-mail address. The login and password associated with that e-mail address will be sent to the given e-mail address.

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