Blessed Giles of Assisi by Walter W. Seton

By Walter W. Seton

One of many unique disciples of Saint Francis, Blessed Giles of Assisi preached a message of poverty and penance all through Italy, the Holy Land, and North Africa ahead of turning to a lifetime of contemplation. His lifestyles, the following edited and translated through Walter Seton, bargains important views in this religious guy, who strove not only to keep on with yet to embrace the Franciscan Rule. Seton analyses the assets for the quick and lengthy models of the lifestyles, arguing influentially that the fast lifestyles represents the sooner, extra genuine recension. His 1918 variation used to be established upon a formerly disregarded model of the quick existence contained in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Canonici Misc. 528. Facing-page Latin and English make the textual content obtainable to scholars and specialists alike. an essential addition to Franciscan reviews whilst first released, this crucial paintings is now to be had to a brand new iteration of students.

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12-22, in which he has collated it with A. It will be referred to as S. (for Sienna). , A. , are the only ones at present known which contain the Life of B. Giles in a separate form and not as part of a cycle, complete or otherwise. The remaining five MSS. containing the Short Life belong to the well-known cycle which is frequently described by Franciscan students as the " Fac secundum exemplar " collection. It is also known as the " Legenda Antiqua " or as the " Speculum Vitae ". That cycle, the origin and composition of which is still one of the most difficult and obscure questions in Franciscan studies, is an amalgam of a number of older documents.

2 The full story of the conversion of Bernard of Quintavelle is found in I Celano, x. 24, 25, and in the " Chronicle of the XXIV Generals," Anal. Franc, III. pp. 35, 36. 54 TEXT OF CANONICI MISC. 528 presentia sua pauperibus multis coadunatis in platea sancti Georgii, vbi nunc est monasterium sancte Clare, statim concepit, qualiter loqueretur cum beato Francisco, vt reciperet ipsum [Fol. ] et indueret : sicut fratrem Bernhardum & sanctum fratrem Petrum,2 qui fuerunt primi fratres post beatum Franciscum.

Fol. 171V. Rubr. Exemplum contra osiositates. Fol. I72r. Incip. Videte quomodo caute atnbuletis. Fol. i83r. Explic. in secula seculorum. Amen. At the foot of this page the signature of Johannes Viselbech again appears. The remaining pages up to 2O5r, where the Golden Sayings resume, contain sundry miscellaneous devotional material of little interest, except for the following points :— Fol. 184r. This folio ends with the rubricated sentence " Hab got lyp vor alle ding ". Fol. 186r. The concessions granted to the Brothers Minor SOURCES FOR THE LIFE OF BLESSED GILES 33 by Eugenius IV at Florence in the year 1435 at the supplication of Nicolas de Ausimo.

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