Saturday, June 23, 2012

Letter To Brother Leo

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This short letter to Brother Leo is preserved in Francis' own handwriting.

Translation:
Brother Leo, send greetings and peace to your Brother Francis.

As a mother to her child, I speak to you, my son. In this one word, this one piece of advice, I want to sum up all that we said on our journey, and, in case hereafter you still find it necessary to come to me for advice, I want to say this to you: In whatever way you think you will best please our Lord God and follow in his footsteps and in poverty, take that way with the Lord God's blessing and my obedience. And if you find it necessary for your peace of soul or your own consolation until you want to come to me, Leo, then come.

Saint Francis of Assisi
LETTER TO BROTHER LEO

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