The Minor Legend - 708 

inanimate things obey, wild animals become tame, and to whom irrational creatures direct their attention eagerly. In his benevolence the Lord of all things listens to his prayer, as in his liberality he provides food, gives guidance by the brightness of light, so that every creature is subservient to him as a man of extraordinary sanctity, and even the Creator of all condescends to him.a




Legenda Minor, Fontes Franciscani, p. 999-1000

inanimata deserviunt, mansuescunt immitia, et irrationabilia studiose intendunt; 4ipse quoque Dominus omnium sua benignitate obedit ad votum, dum et liberalitate praeparat cibum, lucis praebet claritate ducatum, ut sic ei tamquam viro sanctitatis eximiae et omnis creatura subserviat, et ipse Creator omnium condescendat.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, p. 708