The Life of Blessed Francis - 549 

preach penance, and had small tonsures given to all the lay brothers, who were accompanying the servant of God, so that they could freely preach the word of God. a

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Legenda Maior, Fontes Franciscani, p. 802-803


dedit de poenitentia praedicanda mandatum et laicis fratribus omnibus, qui servum Dei fuerant comitati, fecit coronas parvulas fieri, ut verbum Dei libere praedicarent.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, p. 549