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1223-11-29, SS Honorius III, Solet Annuere, En

1223-11-29, SS Honorius III, Solet Annuere, En

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1223-11-29- SS Honorius III - Solet Annuere
Regula minorum fratrum
 
 , 
 of the
of  
 ,to our  
 , 
and the other 
 of the
 of the
 , greetings and 
  Benediction:
The 
 is accustomed to
 the 
 wishes and the upright desires of those petitioning to share in her  benevolent favor. Wherefore, 
 
 in the 
 
,
 yielded to your  
entreaties, We confirm by Our 
 the 
 of your  
, 
by Our precedessor, 
 Innocent, of  
 memory, quoted herein,and We thoroughly fortify with the partronage of this present writing that, which is as follows:In the 
of the
the
of the
.The
 and
of the 
 
 is this, namely, to 
 the
 
of Our 
 
,by
in
 
,without anything of one's own, and in chastity.
promises 
and reverence to the 
 
 
and his canonically elected
,and tothe 
; and the other 
are
to
 and his
.
 those who
 to
this 
 
, and how they should be 
.If any would 
to 
this 
and would come to our 
,let them 
them to their  
 
, towhom alone, and not to others, is the
 to
 
.Let the 
indeed examine them
the
and the sacraments of the 
.And if they believe these 
and
 to
them
and
unto the end, and they have no
or,if they do, their  
 have already entered a monastery, or 
 taken a vow of continence,
 [to 
one] has been granted to them by
of the 
of the
 
, and the
are of such an
 that suspicioncannot 
 them, let them
unto these the
 of the 
(
19:
), that they should
andsell all that is their own and
to give it to the 
. But if they cannot do this, a 
 will suffices for them.And let the
and their 
 
,lest they be 
 concering their 
 
,so that they 
may 
freely do with their own 
, whatever the 
will have inspired them. If however  
is required, let the
 have 
 to 
them to other 
 fearing
, by whose
their goods
be spent [erogentur]on the 
. Afterwards let them 
them the 
of  
 
, that is, two tunics without a
 
,a 
cord 
[cingulum] , breeches, and a caparone [extending] to the
, unless it seems to the same
[that it should be] otherwise according to
.
 truly finished the
of  
 
, let them be
 to 
,promisingto 
always this
 and
.And in no
will it be
 for them to
forth from this religious institute [de ista religione exire], accordingto the
 of the
, because according to the 
 
"No one putting hand to the plow and turning back is 
  for the 
of 
.
(
9
:62)And let those who have already 
have a tunic with a
,and if they
 to have it, another without a 
. And let those who are 
  by 
be
to
 footwear. And let all the
cheep
and be 
 to patch these with sack-cloth and other pieces with the blessing of 
.I
and
them,not to
 nor  
 
, whom they 
clothed with soft and colored
,using danty food and drink, butrather let each one
and 
his very self.
 the 
 and fasting; and in what
the
ought to 
 through the
.Clerics are to perform [faciant] the 
according to the Ordo of the
 
,except for the psalter, for which they can have beviaries.Let the laymen indeed 
 twenty-four "Our Fathers" for matins; for lauds five ; for prime, terce, sext and none,for each of these
 
, for vespers, however, twelve; for compline 
; and let them
for the dead.And let them
 from the Feast of All saints until Christmas. Indeed
 those who voluntaritly
the
 
,which
at Ephiphany and for the forty days that follow, which the
 consecrated with His own 
 
, be
  by the
,and let those who do not
[to do so] not be constrained. But let them 
the other [
]until the [
 of the] Resurrection of the
.
1
 
At other times however they are not
to 
, except on fridays. Indeed in
 of  
 
 the 
 arenot 
 to the corporal 
.Indeed, I 
,
and
 my
 in the
 
, that when they 
 about through the
 
, they arenot to quarrel nor contend in words (
 
2
Tim 
2
:14), nor are they to
others, but they are to be 
, peacibleand modest, 
and humble, speaking uprightly to all, as is fitting. And they should not ride horseback, unlessthey are 
[to do so] by
or  
.
 Into whatever 
they 
 
,first let them
: 
"Peace to this
.
(
 
:
5
)And according to the
 it is lawful to eat of any of the foods, which are placed before them. (
:
8
)That the 
should not
.I 
 all the 
 
,that in no 
 are they to
 
or 
 through themselves or through aninterposed person. However for the necessities of the infirm and for the
 of the other 
 
, only the
and the
are to conduct a
 
,by means of 
 friends, according to places and seasons andcold regions, as they
expedites
; with this always preserved, that, as has been said, they do not
nor  
.On the 
 of working.Let those 
 
, to whom the 
gives the grace to 
,
 and devotedly, in such a
 that, 
excluded idleness, the
of the 
 
,they do not extinguish the 
of  
  prayer and devotion, which allother 
 should serve zealously [deservire]. Indeed
 the wages of labor, let them
for themselves and for their  
what is for the 
of the body, except 
 or  
 
, and this [they should do]
 
,as befits the 
of  
and the followers of most 
.That the 
 are to
nothing for themselves, and 
the begging of  
 and sick 
.Let the 
 
 nothing for themselves, neither 
 nor place, nor any thing. And as pilgrims and exiles(
1
 Pt
2
:
) in this 
 let them 
 about for  
confidently, as ones serving the 
in
 and 
 
,nor isit proper that they be ashamed [to do so], since the
 made Himself 
in this 
(
2
 Cor 
8
:
9
) for us. Thisis that loftiness of most
 
, which has established you, my most dear  
 
,as heirs and kings of the
of  
 
, making you
 in
,it has raised you
 in
(
Jm 
2
:
5
 
). Let this be your "
 portion" 
,which leads you "
into the land of the
(cfr  
141,6). Cleaving totally to this, most
,
 you
want 
to have nothing other under 
 in perpetuity, for the [
 of] the
of Our  
.And, wherever the 
 are and find themselves, let them mutually show themselves to be among their familymembers. And let them without fear 
 to one another their own need, since, if a mother nourishes and lovesher own son (
 
1
Th
2
:
7
) according to the flesh, how much more
should he
 and nourish his own
brother?And, if any of them should fall into
 
,the other  
 should 
for him, as they would 
to be cared for themselves.On the 
 to be imposed on 
who are sinning.If any of the
, at the instigation of the
, should 
mortally, for those sins,
 which it has be
among the
, that one have
to the 
 alone, the 
 
 are 
 to have
to them as soon as they can, without delay. Indeed let the
themselves, if they are 
 
,withmercy 
 upon them a
;if indeed they are not 
,let them have it enjoined by other 
of the
,as it will seem to them to better expedite [the matter] according to 
.And they should
, not to grow angryand be distressed on
of the
 of another, since anger and distress impede charity in themselves and inothers.On the 
of the
of this 
; and on the 
at
.All the 
 are
to have always one of the
of this very same religion as
and
 of thewhole
 and they are 
to 
him. When he dies, let an 
of a successor be made by the
provincials and the 
in the
,in which the 
 
 are 
 to convene atonce [
or 
at the same
], wherever it will have been determined by the
 
;and this once every threeyears or at another interval greater or less, as it will have been 
  by the 
.And if at any
 it
appear to all the 
 
 and to the
 
,that the
is notsufficient for the service and common
 of the
 
,the 
,to whom the electing has been
 
, are
in the 
 of the
 to choose another another as their guard [in custodem]. Indeed, after the

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