Exhortations to the Clergy - 55 

holy mother Church.a 14Whoever does not do this, let him know that, on the day of judgment, he will be bound to render an account Mt 12:36 of himself before our Lord Jesus Christ.

15Let whoever makes copies of this writing so that it may be better observed know that they will be blessed by the Lord God.




Epistola ad clericos, Fontes Franciscani, p. 61

13E t s c i m u s , q u i a h a e c o m n i a t e n e m u r super omnia observare s e c u n d u m p r a e c e p t a D o m i n i e t c o n s t i t u t i o n e s s a n c t a e M a t r i s E c c l e s i a e.14Et qui hoc non f e c e r i t, s c i a t, se coram Domino nostro Jesu Christo in die iudicii reddere rationem.

15Hoc scriptum, ut melius debeat observari, sciant se benedictos a Domino Deo, qui i p s u m fecerint exemplari.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 55

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