The Earlier Rule - 85 

rotten and foul,
ungrateful and evil ones.

let us desire nothing else,
let us want nothing else,
let nothing else please us and cause us delight
except our Creator, Redeemer and Savior,
the only true God,
Who is the fullness of good,
all good, every good, the true and supreme good,
Who alone is good, Lk 18:19
merciful, gentle, delightful, and sweet,
Who alone is holy,
just, true, holy, and upright,
Who alone is kind, innocent, clean,
from Whom, through Whom Heb 2:10 and in Whom
is all pardon, all grace, all glory
of all penitents and just ones,
of all the blessed rejoicing together in heaven.

let nothing hinder us,
nothing separate us,
nothing come between us.

11Wherever we are,
in every place,
at every hour,
at every time of the day,
every day and continually,
let all of us truly and humbly believe,
hold in our heart and love,
honor, adore, serve,
praise and bless,
glorify and exalt,
magnify and give thanks
to the Most High and Supreme Eternal God
Trinity and Unity,




Regula non bullata, Fontes Franciscani, p. 211

ingratis et malis omnia bona fecit et facit. 9Nihil ergo aliquid aliud desideremus, nihil aliud velimus, nihil aliud placeat et delectet nos nisi Creator et Redemptor et Salvator noster, solus verus Deus, qui est plenum bonum, omne bonum, totum bonum, verum et summum bonum, qui solus est bonus, pius, mitis, suavis et dulcis, qui solus est sanctus, iustus, verus, sanctus et rectus, qui solus est benignus, innocens, mundus, a quo et per quem u et in quo est omnis venia, omnis gratia, omnis gloria omnium poenitentium et iustorum, omnium beatorum in caelis congaudentium. 10Nihil ergo impediat, nihil separet, nihil interpolet; 11ubique nos omnes omni loco, omni hora et omni tempore, quotidie et continue credamus veraciter et humiliter et in corde teneamus et amemus, honoremus, adoremus, serviamus, laudemus et benedicamus, glorificemus et superexaltemus, magnificemus et gratias agamus altissimo et summo Deo aeterno, trinitati et unitati,

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 85