Chronicles - The Prophet - 825 

in abundant fruit, he flew up to heaven, and Brother John Parenti succeeded him.a

Brother John Parenti took office in the year of the Lord 1227. He was the first general minister to be elected by a general chapter. After he had served in this capacity for five years, he was released in [the chapter of] 1232, and was succeeded by Brother Elias.

Brother Elias took office in the year 1232 and served for seven years. He was released from office in 1239 and was succeeded by Brother Albert of Pisa.

Brother Albert of Pisa took office in the year 1239 and served for eight months and a few days, when he died. Brother Haymo, an Englishman, succeeded him.

Brother Haymo took office in the year 1240 and served for three and a half years. He died in the year 1244 and was succeeded by Brother Crescentius.

Brother Crescentius took office in the year 1244 and served for three and a half years, being released from office in 1248.b Brother John of Parma succeeded him.

Brother John of Parma took office in the year 1248 and served for ten years. He was released from office in 1258 and was succeeded by Bonaventure.

Brother Bonaventure took office in the year 1258, being elected as general in chapter on the Feast of the Purification (2 February). He is the seventh general minister.

 

Norman Chronicle(1269-1272)

The so-called Norman Chronicle, composed in an undetermined religious house of that region between 1269 and 1272, attests to the striking contrast to traditional monasticism that the new mendicant orders presented to contemporaries. The following entry is under the year 1216, which contains an overview of the pontificate of Honorius III.c

In those times there came from the region of Lombardyd the Order of Minors, of which the founder was a certain man called Francis, a

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Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 825

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