Monday, April 25, 2011
Brother Leo's Cell at the Eremo di Carceri
This Order is one of the true poor men of the Crucified One, and also an order of preachers; they are called Friars Minor. They are lesser and more humble than all present-day religious by way of their habit, their poverty, their contempt for the world...they draw from the pure waters of the fountains of the gospel with such thirst and spiritual ardor that they are not satisfied with carrying out its precepts but work hard at observing its counsels in every way...
Saint Francis of Assisi
St. Francis and the Divine Office
Manuscript note in the Breviary of St. Francis