A Book of the Praises of Saint Francis (1277-1283) - 52 

praying: "Work confidently and do penance, for, while I was in the world, I always labored." Let us, therefore, follow Christ and Saint Francis in labor, that we may be joined to them in rest. The industrious Lord does not love a lazy servant.




Liber de Laudibus Beati Francisci, Fontes Franciscani, p. 1274

42Et ait Dominus illi oranti: « Labora secure et poenitentiam age, quia ego, dum essem in mundo, semper in labore fui ». 43Nos ergo Christum et sanctum Franciscum in labore sequamur, ut eis in requie coniungamur. 44Laboriosus dominus servum non diligit otiosum.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3, p. 52