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Monday, November 06, 2006

Humble Beginnings Of The Order

After the Lord gave me some brothers, no one showed me what to do; but the Most High revealed to me that I was to live according to the manner of the Holy Gospel. And I had it written down in brief, simple words, and the Lord Pope confirmed it for me.

And those who came to receive this life gave everything they had to the poor, and they were happy with one tunic patched inside and out, and a cord and breeches.

And we had no desire for anything else.

The Testament of St. Francis


  1. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Weren't they removed, so they were not among those who had material posessions? You cannot want what you do not see others enjoying. You cannot want that which you freely give up.

  2. Actually, Francis and his followers lived among the people; the sick, the lowly, the poor, the lepers and the sinners. They all knew what what the wealthy lived like, because four of the first one's to join the order were sons of rich Assisians.

    They chose, instead, to walk away from that life of luxury and for the rest of their lives carry with them only two coins; their bodies and their souls.