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.


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Young Knights and Maids of Errantry

A youth outreach to children and teens ages 7 to 18 which encourages young people to engage in the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, to assist others without seeking recognition or return.

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Heavy Questions


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.


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Penance Library


The Penance Library is an on line series of articles dealing with penance (conversion).


Please check this site as new articles are added periodically.


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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.

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Used Breviaries


The Confraternity of Penitents collects and distributes used breviaries of all types (one volume, any volume(s) of the four volume breviary, daytime prayer, etc.) There is no charge for this service.


The Confraternity requires two letters of reference, one from your parish priest and another from another Catholic source, stating that you will use the breviary as intended.


Please mail us your used breviaries in any condition.  If you would like to request a breviary, please email us at or phone us regarding availability.

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.


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Saint Francis' Little Assisi Website


The Confraternity of Penitents maintains the website for "Saint Francis' Little Assisi," the nickname for the four block area in Fort Wayne Indiana which contains the Generalate of the Franciscan Brothers Minor, the Motherhouse of the Poor Sisters of Saint Clare, and the international headquarters of the Confraternity of Penitents.


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Eucharistic Adoration


"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 and we will subscribe you to our Adorers' List. Adorers receive a weekly email inspiration!

Francis-Clare Guild


The Francis-Clare Guild sends greeting cards to ill and homebound people. If you would like to donate greeting cards and postage stamps or would like to join this ministry or request a greeting card to be sent to someone, please contact Rhea at

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.


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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.


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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.


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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 . . .


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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 to volunteer to be a CFP Prayer Warrior!

Weekly Prayer List


Send in prayer requests and CFP members and others worldwide will pray for your intentions.


A new prayer list is posted weekly. 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.


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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.

Catholic Discernment House


A place peacefully to discern, with other Catholics and a house parent, how God may be calling you. Stays from a few days up to two years. 

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My Catholic Conversion Website

You don't have to be a non-Catholic to have a Catholic conversion. Catholics are in need of conversion, too.


This site appeals to Catholics and non-Catholics who are looking for more out of life. It includes a conversion blog to encourage people on the path to surrender to God .




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