A Rule for Hermitages (1217–1221) - 62 

9And those “sons” may not talk with anyone except with their “mothers” and with the minister and his custodian when it pleases them to visit with the Lord’s blessing.

10The “sons,” however, may periodically assume the role of the “mothers,” taking turns for a time as they have mutually decided.a Let them strive to observe conscientiously and eagerly everything mentioned above.

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Regula pro eremitoriis data, Fontes Franciscani, p. 216


9Et isti filii non loquantur cum aliqua persona nisi cum matribus suis et cum ministro et custode suo, quando placuerit eos visitare cum benedictione Domini Dei.

10Filii vero quandoque officium matrum assumant, sicut vicissitudinaliter eis pro tempore visum fuerit disponendum quod omnia supradicta sollicite et studiose studeant observare.

Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 62