Earlier Exhortation - 44 

so body and soul perish in this brief world and they will go to hell where they will be tortured forever.

19In the love which is God we beg all those whom these words reach to receive those fragrant words of our Lord Jesus Christ written above with divine love and kindness. 20And let whoever does not know how to read have them read to them frequently. 21Because they are spirit and life, Jn 6:63 they should preserve them together with a holy activity to the end.

22And whoever has not done these things will be held accountable before the tribunal of Rm 14:10 our Lord Jesus Christ on the day of judgment. Mt 12:36




Epistola ad fideles (Recensio prior), Fontes Franciscani, p. 76

18Corpus comedunt vermes, et ita perdiderunt corpus et animam in isto brevi saeculo et ibunt in inferno, ubi cruciabuntur sine fine.

19Omnes illos quibus litterae istae pervenerint, rogamus in caritate quae Deus est, ut ista supradicta odorifera verba Domini nostri Jesu Christi cum divino amore benigne recipiant . 20Et qui nesciunt legere, saepe legere faciant; 21et apud se retineant Cum sancta operatione usque in finem, quia spiritus et vita sunt.

22Et qui hoc non fecerint, tenebuntur reddere rationem in die iudiciiante tribunal Domini nostri Jesu Christi.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 44