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 A Mirror of the Perfection (The Sabatier Edition, 1928) - 368 

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather,
through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, Dn 3:66
through whom You light the night, Ps 78:14 [Vulgate, Ps 77:14]
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Mother Earth, Dn 3:74
who sustains and governs us,
and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.

Praised be You, my Lord, through those
who give pardon for Your love,
and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those who endure in peace
for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death,
from whom no one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin.
Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will,
for the second death shall do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord Dn 3:85 and give Him thanks
and serve Him with great humility.

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Speculum Perfectionis, Fontes Franciscani, p.


Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 368

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