True and Perfect Joy - 167 

in tonight!’ 13And he replies: ‘I will not! 14Go to the Crosiers’ place and ask there!’

15“I tell you this: If I had patience and did not become upset, true joy, as well as true virtue and the salvation of my soul, would consist in this.”




De vera et perfecta laetitia, Fontes Franciscani, p. 242

ista nocte. 13Et ille respondeat: Non faciam. 14Vade ad locum Cruciferorum et ibi pete.

15Dico tibi quod si patientiam habuero et non fuero motus, quod in hoc est vera laetitia et vera virtus et salus animae.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 167