Saint John Chrysostom
The priesthood requires a
great soul; for the priest has many harassing
troubles of his own and has need of innumerable eyes
on all sides.
-- St. John Chrysostom
O venerable dignity of
priests, in whose hands the Son of God becomes
incarnate anew as He formerly became incarnate in
the womb of Mary!
-- St. Augustine of
When people want to
destroy religion, they start by attacking priests,
because where there are no priests, there is no
sacrifice; and where there is no sacrifice, there is
--St. John Vianney
Priesthood is the love
of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
-- St. John Vianney
Jesus and His Apostles
at the Last Supper
"Repent and believe the Good News!"
Penance means conversion. The Confraternity of
Penitents is a world wide private Catholic
association of the faithful, completely loyal to our
Pope and the Magisterium.
Our Rule of Life has been reviewed by our bishop and
recognized in these words: "this Rule does not
contain anything contrary to our faith; therefore it
may be safely practiced privately by you or by
anyone inclined to do so. . . . His Excellency
is appreciative of your efforts to live and promote
Franciscan spirituality and especially promote the
neglected practice of penance and he wishes you
success" (January 30, 1998).
Members of the Confraternity of Penitents live this
Rule in their own homes, devoted to prayer, penance,
fasting, conversion, and works of mercy modeled on
Jesus Christ and inspired by the lives and teachings
and all the saints, most especially Mary, the Mother
of God, who lived a life of true penance
(conversion) in perfect union with our Lord.
May Our Lady and all the saints intercede for all
who wish to embrace a life of penance, anywhere in
the world, so that the grace of God will assist them
to obtain every virtue necessary for a life of
holiness and surrender to the Will of God! Amen.
PRAYER OF PENITENTS
"Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness
of my mind, give me right faith, a firm hope and
perfect charity, so that I may always and in all
things act according to Your Holy Will. Amen."
(Saint Francis's prayer before the San Damiano
MISSION OF PENITENTS
"Go and repair My House
which, as you can see, is falling into ruin." (The
message given to St. Francis in a voice from the San
ACTION OF PENITENTS
To pray for God's
specific direction in one's life so that, through
humbly living our Rule of Life, each penitent may
help to rebuild the house of God by bringing love of
God and neighbor to his or her own corner of the
YOUNG MAN IN BECOMING A PRIEST
Dustin Niblock at
CFP Retreat 2010
The Confraternity of Penitents is currently
supporting our CFP Life Pledged member Dustin
Niblock as he studies for the priesthood. Dustin
is currently a pre-seminary student at the
Dominican College of Ottawa in Canada.
Please consider supporting Dustin financially as
he strives to realize his priestly vocation, and
please keep him in your prayers. Dustin promises
to pray for all of his benefactors.
May God reward you for any assistance which you
can give to Dustin's vocation.
Mail your donation to the CFP Alms Fund--Dustin
Niblock's Vocation, 520 Oliphant Lane,
Middletown RI 02842-4600 USA.
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Your donation is tax deductible.
May God bless and reward you for your sacrifice
and your prayers.
Confraternity of Penitents
520 Oliphant Lane
Middletown RI USA