Affiliates of the Confraternity of Penitents
The Confraternity of Penitents is most grateful to God for its Affiliates. Affiliates are those who support and pray for the Confraternity but who do not participate in formation.
The following obligations must be fulfilled for Affiliate status:
* Promotion of penance (conversion) in ways suitable to the Affiliate's vocation.
* Offering attendance at one Mass per year for deceased penitents.
* Fully living Article and Statutes 26 of the CFP Rule which enjoins peace with all.
* Being consecrated to Our Lady and praying a daily Marian Consecration prayer of their choice.
* Praying daily a brief Affiliates' Prayer for the Confraternity of Penitents
Priests, Deacons, and Religious Affiliates are also asked consider becoming Spiritual Assistants for CFP Chapters or Circles and/or Spiritual Directors for CFP Members and Associates as their time, wishes, and obligations permit. Priest Affiliates are asked to celebrate one Mass yearly for all deceased penitents.
Affiliates will receive the Affiliates' Prayer and Certificate of their Affiliation. With the permission of the Confraternity leadership sponsoring the event, Affiliates may attend CFP functions and meetings. The Confraternity of Penitents prays daily for all its Affiliates.
The following Affiliate Application may be copied and pasted into a Microsoft Word Document and postal mailed to the Confraternity of Penitents. Or it can be copied and pasted into an email and emailed to the CFP. If you have difficulty with either of these, please contact us and we will make sure that you receive an application.
Affiliates' Prayer for the Confraternity of Penitents
Blessed Lord, as You made Saint Francis reflective of the image of Christ through a life of humility and penance, so, too, please help us and all of our brothers and sisters to die to the world with You, in order that our hearts may be inflamed with the fire of Your Love, and finally we may be brought to new life. Please have mercy on all those who are burdened with leadership in the Confraternity, especially the Bishop, Visitor, Minister General, Regional Ministers, Ministers, Officers, and Formators. Father of all, please renew the marks of Jesus' Passion on our souls, and bring us to perfection for the sake of Your glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us.
Saint Francis, pray for us.
Saint Clare, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, pray for us.
All you saints of God, pray for us. Amen.
AFFILIATE APPLICATION FOR THE CONFRATERNITY OF PENITENTS
Name_____________________________________ Church or Religious House (if applicable) ________________
Your Address (Street)___________________________Your City_______________ State ____ Zip Code _______Nation_____
Your diocese________________________________Religious Order (if applicable) ____________________________
Your phone number ___________________________ Your email: ______________________________
Are you a member of the Roman Catholic faith?______ If not, please explain your religious affiliation.
Why do you wish to become an Affiliate of the Confraternity of Penitents?
Have you read the requirements for Affiliate Status? ____________ Do you agree to fulfill them to the best of your ability?_____________
For Roman Catholics, are you totally in agreement with all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the Magisterium?_______
Applicant's Signature:_________________________ Date:______________________________
If you are a member of a Religious Order, your superior must support your Application for Affiliation.
I, as the religious superior of ________________agree to his (her) seeking Affiliate Status with the Confraternity of Penitents. Superior's Name____________________________Superior's Address _________________________
Please mail completed application and letter to:
Confraternity of Penitents, 1702 Lumbard Street, Fort Wayne IN 46803 USA
Questions? Please phone 260-739-6882 or email or Thank you for your interest in becoming an Affiliate of the Confraternity of Penitents. May God bless you!