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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RETREAT INFO

Welcome to the 2005 Retreat of
the Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis
“ON PRAYER”

Friday evening - July 29 TO Sunday noon – July 31, 2005

Franciscan Retreats
16385 St. Francis Lane - Prior Lake, Minnesota
942-447-2182

To be in attendance:
Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis
Fr. Robert Altier, Retreat Master
Fr. Valerius Messerich O.F.M.


Father Robert Altier


Archbishop Harry Flynn


Father Valerius Messerich



$140 Complete: including Room, Board, Meals, Talks, Stipends.

Send $25 to the address below to reserve a place at the retreat.
Bruce and Shelley Fahey BSP
Co - Administrators
20939 Quadrant Ave. N.
Scandia, Minnesota 55073
(651)433-2753


Come as early as 3 PM on Friday, July 29th and stay as late as you like on Sunday, July 31st at no added cost.

THE RETREAT SCHEDULE IN A NUTSHELL:

  • DAILY MASS
  • ALL SEVEN CANONICAL ‘HOURS’ PRAYED DAILY
  • ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
  • INSPIRING TALKS - Theme: “ON PRAYER”
  • RECONCILIATION
  • TIME FOR SILENCE AND MEDITATION
  • THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY OF THE RETREAT CENTER
  • INFORMATION ON THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PENANCE FOR THOSE INTERESTED

Father Robert Altier, the Retreat Master, is a renowned Homilist at St. Agnes Parish, St. Paul, MN
Visit his Web site: www.desertvoice.org

RETREAT SCHEDULE


(C) = Chapel
(CR) = Marian Conference Room

Friday, July 29, 2005

3:00 PM – Opening Conference for BSP members or Inquirers (CR)
4:00 PM – Regular Retreat Arrivals begin
5:00 PM - Registration and Welcome – (CR)
5:30 PM -- Dinner
6:15 PM – Introductions, instructions, and sharing – Bruce Fahey & Fr. Ken (CR)
7:00 PM - Evening Prayer & Night Prayers(C)
7:30 PM – Mass celebrated by Fr. Robert Altier (C)
8:30 PM – First Talk on Prayer - Fr. Altier (C)
9:00 PM - Eucharistic Adoration – Fr. Altier (C)
10:00 PM - Retire


Saturday, July 30, 2005

7:00 AM – Rise
7:30 AM - Office of Readings, BSP & Morning Prayers (C)
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:15 AM – Mid-morning prayer (C) - Second Talk on prayer by Fr. Altier (C) - Reconciliation if priests are available
11:00 AM – Mid-day Prayer - Third talk on prayer by Fr. Altier (C) - Reconciliation if priests are available
12:30 PM – Lunch
3:00 PM - Chaplet of Mercy and Mid-afternoon prayer (C)
4:00 PM – Mass and homily celebrated by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn (C)
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:30 PM – Evening Prayer & Night Prayers – (C)
7:00 PM – BSP Annual Meeting (Optional)
9:00 PM - Eucharistic Adoration (C)
10:00 PM - Retire


Sunday, July 31, 2005 – Final day

7:00 AM – Rise
7:30 AM - Office of Readings, BSP & Morning Prayers (C)
8:30 AM – Breakfast
9:15 AM – Mid-morning prayer – (C)
10:00 AM – Mass – Fr. Ken (C)
11:30 AM – Mid-day Prayer (C)
11:45 PM - Closing Conference – Stewardship Meeting (CR)
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Departures
1:30 PM – Summary Closing Conference for interested BSP members (CR)


If you have any questions feel free to contact the BSP Communication Center. Please email bspenance@yahoo.com
or send by mail to:


Bruce and Shelley Fahey BSP
The BSP Communication Center
20939 Quadrant Ave. N.
Scandia MN 55973

Click here to view the pictures of 2004 Retreat

May the Lord bless you on your journey and reveal His will to you.


WELCOME TO THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PENANCE!


"IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT, FOR CHRIST!”


A moment of 2004 Retreat


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


65774 County Road 31 Northome, Minnesota 56661

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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