Pope Honorius III (1219-1222) - 339 

heretics, or those accused of heresy, and those interdicted by name from the church of Florence for the things which have been taken for granted in life, or howsoever brought back to the divine in death. Nor are you allowed to have a sepulcher except for yourselves, and for other persons who shall have been deputized as your servants. For notice of this by the Holy See you will pay annually to the Holy See one gold piece that signals freedom.

Therefore We have determined that no one is allowed to disturb this monastery rashly, or carry off its possessions, or retain or lessen what was carried off, or to harass it with any special annoyances: but let everything be preserved for them for whose governance and sustenance they have been given to be used according to the mind of the Holy See. Therefore, if in the future any ecclesiastic or secular person shall act rashly against this page of Our Constitution, and have been warned a second or third time—unless he shall have corrected his offense by suitable satisfaction, may he be deprived of his power, honor, and dignity. May he become a stranger to the Most Holy Body and Blood of God, and to our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Last Judgment may he be subject to strict retribution. However, may the peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be upon all who in the same place are abiding by their restrictions to the extent that they are both here aware of the fruit of benediction and may find before a strict Judge the rewards of eternal peace. Amen.

Given at Perugia at the Monastery of Saint Peter on the Sixth Kalends of August, in the year of the Lord 1219, in the Seventh Indiction and in the Fourth year of the pontificate of the Lord Pope Honorius the Third.a




Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, p. 339