What are you looking for?
If your life unmanageable?
Do you want more peace?
Don't know how to begin?
You don't have to be a non-Catholic to have a Catholic conversion. Catholics are in need of conversion, too. Does your life, whether you are Catholic or not, meet this criteria?
You are disorganized, stressed out, and unhappy.
You want to get closer to God but don't know how.
You are looking for something more.
You have a lot of things, but none of them make you happy.
You wish you were more disciplined.
You wish you had more hours in your day.
You wonder what to do with your life.
You think prayer might help but you don't know how to do it.
You know part of your life is out of control, but you don't know what to do about it.
You are in need of conversion!
The Peace and Direction You Seek
Study the image on the left. What do you see?
Most of you will say Jesus. That's true, but look deeper.
Do you see that Jesus is crucified in this image? Do you see that he is also very peaceful and not at all in agony? How can that be?
This image is a photograph of the actual San Damiano Crucifix in Assisi, Italy. This is the crucifix before which St. Francis of Assisi prayed when he had all the same feelings that you are experiencing. He was disorganized, stressed-out, and unhappy. He wanted to get closer to God but did not know how. He knew life had something more for him, but he did not know what it was. He had a lot of things, but none of them made him happy. He wanted to be more disciplined, but didn't know how to go about it. He simply did not know where to begin.
So Where Do You Begin?
You begin with yourself. You know you are in need of conversion. So what do you want out of life? Take some time to figure that out.
How about starting with a prayer?
"Lord, I know my life is out of control. I know I need you more in it. I don't know how to do this or how to change my life. Please show me some direction. Help me to know what I really want, and if I am willing to work to get it, with your grace. Amen"
Make a list of what you are looking for. Then add what you think you need to get there. If you don't know how to proceed, we can help you. The Confraternity of Penitents is designed for people who want a deeper Catholic spirituality, but don't know how to begin.
The Confraternity of Penitents is specifically for Catholics who want to pray more, be more disciplined, and get closer to God, and to need some help in doing that. It is also for non-Catholics who are willing to accept the Catholic nature of our order for Catholic laypeople.
Figure out what you want to do, ask God for direction, look to Jesus for help, and then contact us. We be happy to introduce you to our way of life that meets all of the goals you are seeking. But it requires work! Study! Discipline! Prayer!
If you are willing to learn more, come and visit the Confraternity of Penitents and see how many people have changed their lives for the better by living our Rule of Life.