A Book of the Praises of Saint Francis (1277-1283) - 42 

was decided that in the remembrance of the Apostles that is made in each Hour of the Office of the Blessed Virgin, these two Apostles be mentioned by name, even though previously according to the custom of the Roman Church there was only the general mention of all the Apostles in these prayers. At this time there was added to the orations: Protect, O Lord, and: Hear us, O God the words of your Apostles, Peter and Paul, where previously it read: and of all your Apostles, etc.




Liber de Laudibus Beati Francisci, Fontes Franciscani, p. 1262

52Inde factum est, ut in memoria Apostolorum, quae fit in singulis Horis in Officio beatae Virginis, ipsi duo Apostoli nominatim exprimantur, cum prius secundum Ecclesiae Romanae consuetudinem non fieret in illis orationibus nisi omnium Apostolorum memoria generalis. 53Tunc enim additum est illis orationibus, scilicet: Protege, Domine, et: Exaudi nos, Deus; et: Apostolorum tuorum Petri et Pauli, cum prius diceretur: et omnium Apostolorum tuorum etc.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 42