Full formation in the Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis consists of six months as an Inquirer, followed by one year as a Postulant and three years of Novitiate. To begin the process of becoming an Inquirer please complete the application below. No one will be denied membership due to past values, lifestyles, or serious sins. No one is expected to be perfect upon entering the Association but rather ought to hope to become more conformed to Christ through living this Rule. Therefore, please provide a brief response to the following questions, recognizing, however, that membership in the Association is not automatic. Applications may be rejected, or membership terminated at any time, by a decision of the administrators of the Association on consultation with the Visitor and/or the Board of the Association, if the conduct or values of the individual inquiring are deemed to be in conflict with the vision, mission, or lifestyle of the Association, or in opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church.