medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
A friend has asked me for the source of this supposed saying of Francis of Assisi:

 If we held property, armed force for protection would become necessary. For property gives rise to lawsuits and to wars which in various ways destroy all love of God and of our fellowmen. Our membership, therefore, will not hold property.

I doubt it is from Francis and I can't find it in his writings (unfortunately I don't have access to the concordance). Possibly it's from one of the early biographies or from a later Spiritual source. If any learned med-rel member recognises it, I'd be most grateful to know the source.

Happy new year to all. -- Paul

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Paul Chandler, O.Carm.
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