The Earlier Rule - 86 

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Mt 18:19
Creator of all,
Savior of all
Who believe and hope in Him,
and love Him, Who,
without beginning and end,
is unchangeable, invisible,
indescribable, ineffable,
incomprehensible, unfathomable, Rom 11:33
blessed, praiseworthy,
glorious, exalted
, Dn 3:52
sublime, most high,
gentle, lovable, delightful,
and totally desirable above all else
for ever.

[Chapter XXIV: Conclusion]a

1In the name of the Lord! Col 3:17

I ask all my brothers to learn and frequently call to mind the tenor and sense of what has been written in this life for the salvation of our souls. 2I beg God, Who is All-powerful, Three and One, to bless all who teach, learn, retain, remember, and put into practice these things, each time they repeat and do what has been written there for the salvation of our soul, 3and, kissing their feet, I implore everyone to love, keep, and treasure them greatly.

4On behalf of Almighty God and of the Lord Pope, and by obedience, I, Brother Francis, firmly command and decree that no one delete or add Dt 4:2 to what has been written in this life. The brothers may have no other Rule.

5Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.




Regula non bullata, Fontes Franciscani, p. 211-212

Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, creatori omnium et salvatori omnium in se credentium et sperantium et diligentium eum, qui sine initio et sine fine immutabilis, invisibilis, inenarrabilis, ineffabilis, incomprehensibilis, investigabilis w, benedictus, laudabilis, gloriosus, superexaltatus, sublimis, excelsus, suavis, amabilis, delectabilis et totus super omnia desiderabilis in saecula. Amen.

[Caput XXIV - Conclusio]

1In nomine Domini!

Rogo omnes fratres, ut addiscant tenorem et sensum eorum quae in ista vita ad salvationem animae nostrae scripta sunt et ista frequenter ad memoriam reducant. 2Et exoro Deum, ut ipse, qui est omnipotens, trinus et unus, benedicat omnes docentes, discentes, habentes, recordantes et operantes ista quoties repetunt et faciunt quae ibi ad salutem animae nostrae scripta sunt, 3et deprecor omnes cum osculo pedum, ut multum diligant, custodiant et reponant.

4Et ex parte Dei omnipotentis et domini papae et per obedientiam ego frater Franciscus firmiter praecipio et iniungo, ut ex his, quae in ista vita scripta sunt, nullus minuat vel in ipsa scriptum aliquod desuper addat, nec aliam regulam fratres habeant.

5Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 86