FIOR (Franciscan Institute Outreach - Malta)

2. Writings of St. Francis of Assisi (2)

The complete list of writings of St. Francis

2.10. Rules, Testament and Admonitions
Regula non bullata, or Earlier Rule (1221)
Fragmenta alterius Regulae non bullatae, or Excerpts from another Earlier Rule
Regula bullata, or Later Rule (1223)
Regula pro eremitoriis data, or Rule for Hermitages
Testament (1226)
Forma Vivendi S. Clarae data, or Form of Life given to Saint Clare
Ultima Voluntas S. Clarae scripta, or Last Will written for Saint Clare

2.11. Letters
Epistula ad fratrem Antonium, or Letter to Brother Anthony
Epistula ad Clericos, or Letter to the Clergy
Epistula ad Custodes I, or First Letter to the Custodians
Epistula ad Custodes II, or Second Letter to the Custodians
Epistula ad Fideles I, or First version of the Letter to the Faithful
Epistula ad Fideles II, or Second version of the Letter to the Faithful
Epistula ad fratrem Leonem, or Letter to Brother Leo
Epistula toti Ordini missa, or Letter to the entire Order
Epistula ad Ministrum, or Letter to a Minister
Epistula ad populorum rectores, or Letter to the Rulers of the Peoples

2.12. Prayers
Canticum Fratris Solis, or Canticle of Brother Sun
Chartula fratris Leonis data, or Parchment given to Brother Leo
Oratio ante crucifixum dicta, or Prayer before the Crucifix
Exhortatio ad laudem Dei, or Exhortation to the Praise of God
Laudes ad omnes horas dicendae, or Praises to be said at all the Hours
Expositio in Pater Noster, or the Prayer inspired by the Our Father
Officium Passionis Domini, or Office of the Passion
Salutatio Beatae Mariae Virginis, or Salutation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Salutatio Virtutum, or Salutation of the Virtues

2.13. Dictated Writings
Blessing given to Brother Bernard
Blessing sent to Saint Clare and her Sisters
Letter written for the citizens of Bologna
Letter written to Lady Jacopa
Letter sent to the Brothers in France
Testament written in Siena
De vera et perfecta laetitia, or True and Perfect Joy

2.14. Another writing of St. Francis was discovered in 1976 by Giovanni Boccali OFM in a manuscript of the 14th century in the Poor Clares monastery of Verona, Italy. Boccali published this canticle in the original Umbrian dialect, called "Audite poverelle". According to the Legend of Perugia, 45, Francis wrote this song and dedicated it to Clare and her sisters of San Damiano when he spent a period of time at this place in the autumn of 1225. It was during the same period that he composed the Canticle of Brother Sun.

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Text by Fr. Noel Muscat ofm



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