National Geographic : 1894 Jan 31
208 W. E. Curtis-Pre-Columbian,Vatican Documents. throughout thy entire province, and on those days only which are written below, viz., the Lord's nativity, the Epiphany, the Lord's Supper, the Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost, on the festivals of the blessed Mother of God, Mary, ever virgin ; the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, the finding and exaltation of the Holy Cross, the nativity of Saint John the Baptist, the feast of blessed John the Evangelist, on the commemoration of all saints, when consecrating churches or bishops, blessing abbots or ordaining priests, on the anniversary of the consecration of thine own church, the feasts of the Holy Trinity and of Saint Olaf and the anniversary of thy consecration. Wherefore let thy fraternity perform all things with such diligence that the ornaments of thy conduct may be in keeping with the fullness of the great dignity thou hast received. Let thy life be an ex ample to all who are under thee, so that they may learn there from what they should seek after and what they are obliged to shun; be distinguished for thy prudence, chaste of thought, pure in thy conduct, discreet in silence, useful in speech; seek rather to do good to men than to rule them. In thyself thou shouldst consider not the power of order, but the equality of thy condition. Have a care lest thy life render,void thy teaching or thy teaching be in contradiction with thy conduct. Remem ber that the government of souls is the art of arts. Strive above all things to observe faithfully the decrees of the apostolic see, humbly obeying the same as thy mother and mistress. These, most beloved brother in Christ, are some among the many duties which pertain to thy archiepiscopal and sacerdotal office, all of which thou canst easily perform with Christ's aid, provided that thou hast charity, which is the mistress of all virtues, and humility, and that thou hast inwardly what thou seemest out wardly to have. Accordingly we decree, etc, unto the end. Given in Rome, at Saint Peter's, by the hand of John, cardinal, deacon of Saint Mary's, in Cosmedin, chancellor of the holy Roman church, on the 13th day of February, the sixth indic tion, in the year of the Lord's incarnation 1205, and the 8th year of the pontificate of Pope Innocent III. 2. 986. Four letters from Pope John XXI to the archbishop of Drontheim, relative to the collection of tithes in Greenland for the Crusade, dated December 4, 1276.
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