Franciscan Penance Library
Let us all, brothers, consider the Good Shepherd who to save His sheep bore the suffering of the Cross. The sheep of the Lord followed Him in tribulation and persecution and shame, in hunger and thirst, in infirmity and temptations and in all other ways; and for these things they have received everlasting life from the Lord. Wherefore it is a great shame for us, the servants of God, that, whereas the Saints have practised works, we should expect to receive honor and glory for reading and preaching the same. (St. Francis of Assisi, Admonitions 6)
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In these pages you will find articles on Franciscan Penance (conversion).
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The Penance Library is a ministry of the Confraternity of Penitents whose members live a Francisan Rule of Life in their own homes as lay men and women around the world.
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21. And, if it be convenient at the time, they are to have some religious who is informed in the words of God to exhort them and strengthen them to persevere in their penance and in performing the works of mercy. (Section 21)