In the world, but not of it, for Christ.
The Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis
is a private, canonical Association of the Catholic Church whose members strive to model their lives according to the Statutes derived from the Primitive Rule of the Franciscan Third Order, which was written for lay people in 1221 at the request of St. Francis of Assisi.

The Life of a Penitent

Prayer
Daily Liturgical practice, yearly intercession for the deceased, and Franciscan devotions
Asceticism
Regular abstinence and fasting, simplified living, and divestment of material goods
Fellowship
Monthly gatherings, annual retreats, ongoing community formation, and online interaction


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An International Catholic Association

St. Anthony of
Padua Chapter

California
USA
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Chapter

Minnesota
USA
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Chapter

Ohio
USA
Divine Mercy
Chapter

Edmonton
Canada
St. Clare
Chapter

Oshawa
Canada
St. Paul Chong
Hasang Chapter

South
Korea
Little
Flower
Prison
Chapter