The Legend of the Three Companions - 66 

The Legend of Three Companions


These are certain writings of three companions of blessed Francis about his life and manner of living while he was in the attire of the world, about his marvelous and perfect conversion, and about the perfection of the origin and foundation of the Order in him and in the first brothers.


1To the Reverend Father in Christ, Brother Crescentius, by the grace of God General Minister,c Brother Leo,d Brother Rufino,e and




Legenda Trium Sociorum, Fontes Franciscani, p. 1373



Haec sunt quaedam scripta per tres socios beati Francisci, de vita et conversatione eius in habitu saeculari, de mirabili et perfecta conversione ipsius, etde perfectione originis et fundamenti ordinis in ipso et in primis fratribus.


1 1Reverendo in Christo patri, fratri Crescentio, Dei gatia generali ministro, frater Leo, frater Rufinus et frater Angelus, olim socii licet indigni beatissimi patris Francisci, reverentiam in Domino debitam et devotam.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, p. 66