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Welcome to the first web site of the original Brothers and Sisters of Penance! With the permission of our bishop, this web site was set up in the early fall of 1998. We've grown a lot since then and had a name change besides, although our Rule and Statutes and formation lessons are the same as in the original foundation!

As of August 22, 2003, upon the advice of our bishop, the Brothers and Sisters of Penance has been refounded as the Confraternity of Penitents. This world wide Catholic lay association, whose members live a rule of life in their own homes, has a vast amount of information, including the Rule and statutes, on line. As before, we offer a four year formation program in the life style with on line, postal mail, and phone contact with formation persons worldwide. The new site is

P--Penance is pleasing to God.

E--Penance means enthusiasm for the things of God.

N--Penance is a new way of looking at life around us.

A--Penance attracts those who want to surrender all that they are and have to God.

N--Penance is necessary if one is to gain eternal life.

C--Penance is conversion from doing things our way to doing them God's way.

E--Penance is easier when one has the support of others.

The Confraternity of Penitents, formerly the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, offers Catholics the support and prayers needed to advance in the spiritual life. Visit us and see that penance is a joyful embrace of the God Whom we know loves us.