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Author: Stanney, William.
Title: A treatise of penance, with an explication of the rule, and maner of liuing, of the brethren and sisters, of the Third Order of S. Frauncis; commonly called, of the Order of Penance, ordayned for those which desire to liue holilie. and doe penance in their owne houses. / by F. W.S. Strict Obser. ; Whereunto is added, the epistle and annotations vpon this rule, of the Reuerend Father, Fa. Peter Gonzales ... With a catalogue made by him, of the names of the chiefe persons of this order, aswell canonized saincts, as beatified, with the other honorable and worthy persons, who for their vertuous deeds, and holinesse of life, are cronacled to their perpetuall memory here in earth, and no doubt to their euerlasting glorie in heauen..
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A treatise of penance, with an explication of the rule, and maner of liuing, of the brethren and sisters, of the Third Order of S. Frauncis; commonly called, of the Order of Penance, ordayned for those which desire to liue holilie. and doe penance in their owne houses. / by F. W.S. Strict Obser. ; Whereunto is added, the epistle and annotations vpon this rule, of the Reuerend Father, Fa. Peter Gonzales ... With a catalogue made by him, of the names of the chiefe persons of this order, aswell canonized saincts, as beatified, with the other honorable and worthy persons, who for their vertuous deeds, and holinesse of life, are cronacled to their perpetuall memory here in earth, and no doubt to their euerlasting glorie in heauen..
Stanney, William., Gonzales de Mendoza, Pedro.

At Douay: by Iohn Heigham, with permission of the Superiours., Anno 1617..
Subject terms:
Third Order Secular of St. Francis -- Rules.
Monasticism and religious orders -- England -- Rules -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/B08135.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO HIS VVELBE∣LOVED BROTHER, A. B. and the rest of the Bre∣thren and Sisters, of the third order of S. FRAVNCIS, commonly called, of Pennance. Fr. W. S. wisheth all spirituall health and comfort in our Lord IESVS.
The Epistle to the Reader.
The Epistle of the Com∣missarie Generall. THE EPISTLE OF THE Reuerend Father, Frater PETER GONZALIS, Commissarie Gene∣rall of the whole order of our holy Father S. FRANCIS, in his fami∣lie, on this side the Alpes, vnto all the Prouincialls in Generall, but especially of Spaine.
The Arguments of the Chapters, of the Treatise of Penance.
The Arguments of the Rule of the order of Penance.
AN INTRODVC∣tion, and exhortati∣on to PENANCE. CAP. I.
Of the Necessitie of Pennance. CAP. 2.
Of the dangers in deferringe of Pennance. CAP. III.
Certaine Reasons, to make more ma∣nifest the dangers which proceede from delay and negligence, in do∣ing of Penance. CAP. IIII.
That Penance is not to be left off, whilest life lasteth. CHAP. V.
That the Austeritie of Penance, is made easie by the due considerati∣on of the sweetnesse which is in it, and profit which commeth thereof. CHAP. VI.
How great the profit is vvhich pro∣ceedeth from Penance. CHAP. VII.
That Penance ought chiefely to be done for the loue of God. CHAP. VIII.
That the best, and most in Gods fauour haue not neglected to do Penamce. CHAP. IX.
An Epilogue vnto the Order of the Brethren and Sisters, of Penance.
THE RVLE AND maner of liuing, of the Brethren and Sisters, of the third order of S. FRANCIS commonly called, of the Or∣der of PENANCE, ordayned for those vvhich vvill liue holily, and doe Penance in their ovvne houses.
Of the Institution of this Order of Penance.
Of the benefits and Priuiledges of this holy Order of Penance.
Of the maner of examining of those which will vndertake this forme of life. CHAP. I.
Hovv they are to be receiued, vvhich vvill enter into this Order. CHAP. II.
Concerning the second Chapter.
Here followeth a summary of all the burdens and constitutions of this Order, wherein the whole effect of all the Chapters of the Rule is briefly expressed.
ARTICLE III. And chiefly concerning Restitutiō.
ARTICLE IIII. And to reconcile himselfe to his neighbour.
ARTICLE V. After a yeares space.
ARTICLE VI. That he promise, that he will obserue all the diuine Precepts.
ARTICLE VII. And that he will make satisfaction (as is conuenient) for the trans∣gressions and faults, which hee shall commit, against this maner of liuing.
ARTICLE VIII. Moreouer, vve defyning, do decree, that no man after his entrance, into this Fraternitie, may re∣turne vnto the vvorlde.
ARTICLE IX. No married vvoman may be admit¦ted, vvithout the leaue of her husbande.
Of the forme of the Habit, and qualitie of the Ap∣parrell. CHAP. III.
As Concerning the third Chapter.
Let the Brethren be Cloathed, &c.
ARTICLE II. At the least, let them haue a Saue∣garde, or Petticote of white or blacke colour.
That they ought not to goe vnto vnhonest banquets, sights, or playes, and that they ought not to giue ought vnto stage-plaiers. CHAP. IIII.
Let all accesse vnto vnhonest banquets, Courts, &c.
Daunces.
Let them giue nothing vnto sightes of vanitie.
Of Abstinence, and Fasting. CHAP. V.
Concerning the 15. Chapter.
Let them abstaine from eating flesh Mondaies, Wednesdaies, &c.
ARTICLE II. Except the necessitie of infirmitie or sicknesse, &c.
ARTICLE III. But let neither Dinner or Supper be takē without one Pater noster, &c.
ARTICLE IIII. Which is to be iterated with Deo gratias.
ARTICLE V. The Sisters great with childe, may ahstaine from corporall exercises.
ARTICLE VI. The Sisters great with childe may abstaine if they wil from al Cor∣porall exercises.
ARTICLE VII. The labourers in regard of their wea∣risomnesse of their labour, may from the feast of the Resurrecti∣on, eate three times in the day. &c.
ARTICLE VIII. But when it happeneth, that they are employed in other mens work, then it is lawful for them to eate. &c.
How oft they ought to goe to Confession in the yeare, and re∣ceaue. CHAP. VI.
Concerning the 16. Chapter.
Reconciling themselues vnto their Neighbours, and restoring other mens goods, &c.
That they ought not to weare weapons of offence. CHAP. VII.
Concerning the seuenth Chapter.
Of saying the Canonicall houres. CHAP. VIII.
Concerning the eight Chapter.
ARTICLE I. They which can reade the Psalter, let them say for Prime, Deus in nomine tuo.
ARTICLE II. But if they shal happen not to say them at the appoynted howers, &e.
ARTICLE III. But the sicke persons are not bound to say those aforesaid howres, vn∣lesse they will.
ARTICLE IIII. In the Lent of S. Martin, and also in the greater Lent, let them be careful to go to Mattins in their Parish Churches.
That all they which may by right, ought to make a will.
Concerning the ninth Chapter.
Of making of peace be∣tweene the Brethren & other strangers.
CHAP. X.
VVhen they are molested a∣gainst their constitutions or their Priuiledges. CHAP. XI.
They ought to beware as much as may be, of so∣lemne oathes. CHAP. XII.
ARTICLE II. Let them also in common talke, auoide oathes, &c.
ARTICLE III. Let him the selfe-same day, in the Euening, when hee ought to re∣count what he hath done, saye three Pater nosters, for such oathes, &c.
ARTICLE IIII. Let euery one also be mindful to exhorte his familie to deuotion, and to frequent the diuine ser∣uice.
Of hearing Masse, and ma∣king the Congregation. CHAP. XIII.
ARTICLE II. And euerie moneth, let them Assemble.
ARTICLE III. Let euery one giue a penny of vsuall money, &c.
ARTICLE IIII. Let them procure some Reli∣gious, &c.
And let them be attentiue vnto Prayer vnlesse, &c.
Of the sicke Brethren, and them who are de∣seased.
ARTICLE II. Let the Ministers be bound by them∣selues, or by another, or others, to visite the sicke.
ARTICLE III. Moreouer, within eight daies im∣mediatly following, after the de∣parture of the said partie buried, &c.
ARTICLE IIII. And afterwardes within the yeare, let them cause three Masses to be celebrated, for the comfort of the Brethren and sisters, aswel liuing as dead.
Of the Officers. CHAP. XV.
Let euerie one deuoutly receaue the Ministeries.
Let the office of euery one also be limited within a certaine space of time.
Of the Visitation and Cor∣rection of offenders. CHAP. XVI.
Comissarie General of Cismontana.
ARTICLE II. Yet wee will not that the Congrega∣tion be visited by a Lay-bro∣ther.
ARTICLE III. And the said Visitation shal be made onely once euery yeare, vnlesse some necessarie ocurrant, require it to be done oftener.
ARTICLE IIII. Let the incorrigible and disobedi∣ent persons, be thrice admoni∣shed: who if they will not be care∣full to amende themselues: let them by the aduise of the dis∣creete brethren, be altogeather expelled out of the Company of this holy Congregation.
Of auoyding strifes, be∣tweene themselues, and with others. CHAP. XVII.
Otherwise, let them answeare of right, before him with whome power of iudgement remain∣eth.
In what maner, and who may dispence in absti∣nences and fastings. CHAP. XVIII.
That their Ministers ought to declare vnto the Visi∣tor their manifest faults. CHAP. XIX.
How in all these aforesaide things, no man is bound to mortall sinne. CHAP. XX.
With prompt humilitie, receaue the Penance, enioyned him for the excesse thereof, and studie to ful∣fill, and accomplish it effectu∣ally.
A CATOLOGVE, Of the Saints and worthie men of the Third Order of the Brothers and Sisters of PENANCE, which our Sera∣phical Father S. FRANCIS founded, the ninth yeare af∣ter his Conuersion.
Popes who haue confirmed the Rule, and fauoured it with graes and Priui∣ledges.
Saintes that be Canonized.
Holy men Beatified.
Holy women beatified.
Prelates.
Empresses.
Kings.
Queenes.
Dukes.
Earles.
Worthy men.
Noble and worthy woemen.
to the reader
Of the glorious name of IESVS, The 1. of Ianuary.
Antiphona.
Oremus.
The fiue Brethren Martyrs, the 16. of Ianuary.
Ant.
Oremus.
The translation of S. Bonauen∣ture, the 14. of March.
Antiph
Oremus.
The translation of S. Antonie of Padua, the 15. of February.
Ant.
Oremus.
The translation, of Saincte BARNARDINE, the 17. of May.
Ant
Oremus.
The translation of our Holie Father S. FRANCIS, the 25. of May.
Ant.
Oremus.
The Feast of S. Anthonie of Padua, the 13. of Iune.
Antiph.
Oremus.
The Feast of S. Bonauenture, the 14. of Iulij.
antiphon
Oremus.
The dedication of our Ladie of Angels, called Porti∣uncula, the 2. of Aug.
Ant.
Oremus.
The Feast of S. Clare, the 12. of August.
Ant.
Oremus.
S. Lewes Bishop of Tolose, the 19. of August.
Ant.
Oremus.
S. Levves King of France, of of the third Order, the 25. of August.
Ant.
Oremus.
The Feast of the Stigmates of S. FRANCIS, the 17. of September.
Antiph.
Oremus.
The translation of S. Clare, the 2. of October.
Ant.
Oremus.
The feast of S. Francis. the 4. of October.
Ant.
Oremus.
The vij. brethren Martyrs, the 13. of October.
Ant.
Oremus.
S. Iue Confessor, of the third Order of S. FRANCIS. the 27. of October.
Ant.
Oremus.
The translation of S. Lewes Bishop of Tolledo, Nouember.
Ant.
Oremus.
S. Didacus, the 12. of Nouember.
Antip
Oremus.
S. Elizabeth VViddowe, of the third Order of S. Fran∣cis, the 20. Nouember.
Ant.
Oremus.
The Feast of S. Elzearius, Confessor, of the third order of S. Francis, the 28. December.
Ant.
Oremus.
Commemoration of all the Sainctes of the Order.
Antiph.
Oremus.
A TABLE, OF THE principall matters, con∣teined in the Treatise of PENANCE.
A TABLE OF THE Chapters, Articles, and chiefe mat∣ters, conteined in the Third Rule of S. FRANCIS, and in the explication thereof.
The first Chapter of the Rule: Of the manner of examining those vvhich vvill vndertake this forme of life. pag. 115.
ARTIC. 1.
Chapter II.
ARTIC. 1.
ARTIC. 2.
ARTIC. 3.
ARTIC. 4.
ARTIC. 5.
ARTIC. 6.
ARTIC. 7.
ARTIC. 8.
ARTIC. 9.
Chapter III.
ARTIC. 2.
Chapter IIII.
Chapter. V.
ARTIC. 2.
ARTIC. 3.
ARTIC. 4.
ARTIC. 5.
ARTIC. 6.
ARTIC. 7.
Chapter VI.
ARTIC 2.
Chapter VII.
Chapter VIII.
ARTIC. 1.
ARTIC. 2.
ARTIC. 3.
Chapter IX.
Chapter X.
Chapter XI.
Chapter XII.
ARTIC. 2.
ARTIC. 3.
ARTIC. 4.
Chapter XIII.
ARTIC 2.
ARTIC. 3.
ARTIC. 4.
Chapter XIIII.
ARTIC. 2.
ARTIC. 3
ARTIC. 4.
Chapter XV.
Chapter. XV.
ARTIC. 2
ARTIC. 3.
ARTIC. 4.
Chapter XVII.
Chapter XVIII.
Chapter. XIX.
Chapter XX.
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