Ministries of the Confraternity of Penitents
We welcome you to explore our many ministries and outreaches and ask your prayers for each.
Oratory of Divine Love Catholic Online Bible Study
Weekly Scirpture meditations written by Father Michael Anthony Sisco include questions and prayer for small group reflection and discussion. Each Oratory meets in the private home of the Oratory leader, and each Oratory is to participate in one or more Spiritual or Corporal Works of Mercy.
The Oratory of Divine Love was begun by Saint Catherine of Genoa, revived by Father Benedict Groeschel, and continued by the Confraternity of Penitents.
Weekly reflections as well as archived reflections are online.
Heavy Questions is an on line out reach to atheists and agnostics which is intended to have them question their beliefs.
The posts on Heavy Questions are reseached and written by two Associates who have completed formation in the Confraternity of Penitents.
The Penance Library is an on line series of articles dealing with penance (conversion).
Please check this site as new articles are added periodically.
Alessandro Prison Ministry
The Alessandro Prison Ministry welcomes prisoners who are genuinely interested in growing deeper in their Catholic faith through study and through living a religious Rule of Life.
Through the Alessandro Ministry, incarcerated men and women may enter formation in the Confraternity of Penitents, live the Rule while in prison, and prepare to live the Rule when released. Special concessions are made for those serving life sentences.
Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth Website
The Confraternity of Penitents maintains the website for the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth, a Capuchin Franciscan Order of women who are apostolic contemplatives.
"Could you not spend one hour with Me?" our Lord asked His apostles who feel asleep while He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Several penitents spend time weekly in Eucharistic Adoration, praying for the world, their nations, and the CFP members and intentions. If you would like to join, please email us at email@example.com and we will subscribe you to our Adorers' List. Adorers receive a weekly email inspiration!
Poor Prenatal Diagnosis Pregnancy Support
The Confraternity of Penitents maintains the website for the complete text of My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis.
This online resource, also avaiable in print form, advocates for the dignity of a child conceived with a disability or fatal condition. The Confraternity supports all human life from conception to natural death as we recognize God as the Creator of our lives and souls and trust that He knows what He is doing.
On Line Problem Pregnancy Help Book
In its mission to support all human life through whatever trials a person is facing, the Confraternity of Penitents has reproduced, on line, a guide for unexpectedly pregnant mothers.
Having Your Baby When Others (Or You) Say No! is an online book that supports women, in the privacy of their homes, to make life changing and life affirming choices for their unborn children.
Custom Printed Blessings
Blessings are beautiful, individually created inspirational non-denominational greetings, printed on parchment like paper suitable for framing. Each blessing is crafted for an individual person and contains that person's name.
Blessings are tasteful, simple, and well received ways to spread God's love. They are available for a donation of your choice through the Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels Gift Shop.
Custom Print Patron Saints' Stories
Each person deserves to know about his or her patron saint. Now they can receive a story, personalized with their baptismal name, about their patron saint.
Patron Saints' Stories are custom printed on parchment like paper suitable for framing. Written in a simple manner so that children can understand them, these stories are available for a donation of your choice, through the Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels Gift Shop. Visit our website and . . .
Confraternity of Penitents Prayer Warriors
Pray weekly for specific needs of the Confraternity of Penitents. Prayer Warrior General Rita will give you the intentions and will also update you on answers. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to be a CFP Prayer Warrior!
Send in prayer requests and CFP members and others worldwide will pray for your intentions. See link to prayer list in drop down menu.
Confraternity of Penitents Holy Angels Gift Shop
Online, 24 hour per day ordering of Catholic books, gifts, Liturgy of the Hours, sacramentals, rosaries, prayer cards, jewelry, and so on.
Monthly On Line Newsletter
Articles on penance, spirituality, the CFP way of life, saint of the month. Also humor, photos of current CFP news.
See link to newsletter in drop down menu or on home page of this website.
Vocation Discernment Houses
Men's and Women's Houses are places to peacefully to discern, with other Catholics and a house parent, how God may be calling you, whether to a religious. married, or single vocation or to advanced education or career. Semi directed private retreats also available at both houses.
A spiritual oasis for prayer located at 2514 Reynolds Street, Fort Wayne. Available to CFP Members, Associates, Friends and Affiliates as well as their families and friends. Picnic areas, Stations of the Cross, Shrines, Holy House of Nazareth, Rosary Walk, Prayer Chapel.