Exhortations to the Clergy - 55 

holy mother Church.a 14Whoever does not do this, let him know that, on the day of judgment, he will be bound to render an account Mt 12:36 of himself before our Lord Jesus Christ.

15Let whoever makes copies of this writing so that it may be better observed know that they will be blessed by the Lord God.

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Epistola ad clericos, Fontes Franciscani, p. 61


13E t s c i m u s , q u i a h a e c o m n i a t e n e m u r super omnia observare s e c u n d u m p r a e c e p t a D o m i n i e t c o n s t i t u t i o n e s s a n c t a e M a t r i s E c c l e s i a e.14Et qui hoc non f e c e r i t, s c i a t, se coram Domino nostro Jesu Christo in die iudicii reddere rationem.

15Hoc scriptum, ut melius debeat observari, sciant se benedictos a Domino Deo, qui i p s u m fecerint exemplari.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 55

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