Home
  By Author [ A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z |  Other Symbols ]
  By Title [ A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z |  Other Symbols ]
  By Language
all Classics books content using ISYS

Download this book: [ ASCII | HTML | PDF ]

Look for this book on Amazon


We have new books nearly every day.
If you would like a news letter once a week or once a month
fill out this form and we will give you a summary of the books for that week or month by email.

Title: Charta Sancti Patricii
Author: Patrick, Saint
Language: Latin
As this book started as an ASCII text book there are no pictures available.
Copyright Status: Not copyrighted in the United States. If you live elsewhere check the laws of your country before downloading this ebook. See comments about copyright issues at end of book.

*** Start of this Doctrine Publishing Corporation Digital Book "Charta Sancti Patricii" ***

This book is indexed by ISYS Web Indexing system to allow the reader find any word or number within the document.



CHARTA S. PATRICII.

---

In nomine Domini nostri Jesu Christi. Ego Patricius humilis
servunculus Dei, anno incarnationis ejusdem quadringentesimo vigesimo
quinto, in Hiberniam a sanctissimo papa Cœlestino legatus, Dei gratia
Hibernicos ad viam veritatis converti. Et cum eos in fide catholica
solidassem, tandem in Britanniam sum reversus, ac, ut credo, duce Deo,
_qui vita est et via_ (_Joan._ XIV, 6), incidi in insulam _Ynswytryn_,
in qua inveni locum sanctum ac vetustum, a Deo electum et
sanctificatum, in honore intemeratæ Virginis Dei genitricis Marias.
Ibique reperi quosdam fratres rudimentis catholicæ fidei imbutos, et
piæ conversationis, qui successerunt discipulis sanctorum Phagani et
Diruviani, quorum nomina, pro vitæ meritis, veraciter credo scripta in
cœlis (_Philip_. IV, 3). Et quia in memoria æterna erunt justi
(_Psal_. CXI, 7), cum eosdem fratres tenere dilexissem, eorum nomina
scripto meo redigere volui, quæ sunt: Brumban, Hyregaan, Bremwal,
Wencreth, Bantommeweng, Adelwolred, Loyor, Wellias, Breden, Swelwes,
Hinloernus, et alius Hyn. Hi cum essent nobilibus orti natalibus,
nobilitatem suam fidei operibus ornare cupientes, eremiticam vitam
ducere elegerunt. Et quoniam inveni eos humiles ac quietos, elegi
potius cum illis abjectus esse, magis quam in regalibus curiis
habitare (_Psal_. LXXXIII, 11). Sed quia omnium nostrum _erat cor unum
et anima una_ (_Act_. IV, 32), elegimus omnes simul habitare, comedere
et bibere pariter, et in eadem domo dormire. Sicque me licet invitum
sibi prætulerunt. _Non enim dignus eram solvere corrigiam
calceamentorum_ (_Marc_. I, 7) eorum.

Et cum vitam monasticam ita duceremus juxta normam probabilium Patrum,
ostenderunt mihi præfati fratres scripta sanctorum Phagani et
Diruviani, in quibus continebatur, quod duodecim discipuli sanctorum
Philippi et Jacobi, ipsam vetustam ecclesiam construxerunt in honore
prælibatæ Advocatricis nostræ, per doctrinamentum beati archangeli
Gabrielis. Insuper et quod Dominus eamdem ecclesiam cœlitus in honore
suæ Matris dedicaverat, et quod tres reges pagani, ipsis duodecim ad
eorum sustenementum duodecim portiones terræ dederunt; nec non et in
scriptis recentioribus inveni, quod sancti Phaganus et Diruvianus
perquisierant ab Eleutherio papa, qui eos miserat, triginta annos
indulgentiæ. Et ego frater Patricius a piæ memoriæ Cœlestino papa
duodecim annos tempore meo acquisivi.

Post multum vero temporis, assumpto mecum Wellia confratre meo, per
condensitatem silvæ cum magna difficultate conscendimus cacumen montis
qui eminet in eadem insula. Quo cum pervenissemus, apparuit oratorium
unum vetustum et fere dirutum, habile tamen devotioni Christianæ, et
(prout mihi videbatur) a Deo electum. Quod cum ingressi essemus, tanta
odoris suavitate replebamur, ut in paradisi amœnitate positos nos
crederemus. Egredientes igitur et reingredientes, locumque diligentius
perscrutantes, invenimus volumen unum in quo scripti erant Actus
apostolorum, pariter cum actis et gestis sanctorum Phagani et
Diruviani, ex magna parte consumptum; in cujus tamen fine voluminis
invenimus scripturam quæ dicebat quod prædicti Phaganus et Diruvianus,
per revelationem Domini nostri Jesu Christi idem oratorium
ædificaverunt in honore sancti Michaelis archangeli, quatenus ibi ab
hominibus haberet honorem, qui homines in perpetuos honores, jubente
Deo, est introducturus. At cum delectaret nos illa scriptura,
nitebamur eam ad finem legere. Dicebat enim eadem scriptura quod
venerandi Phaganus et Diruvianus moram ibi fecerunt per novem annos,
et quod ipsi etiam perquisierant triginta annorum indulgentiam omnibus
Christicolis locum ipsum ad honorem beati Michaelis pia voluntate
visitantibus. Invento ergo tanto divinæ bonitatis thesauro, ego et
frater Wellias tribus mensibus jejunavimus, orationibus vacantes et
vigiliis, dæmonibusque et belluis multiformiter apparentibus
imperantes. Quadam autem nocte cum me sopori dedissem, apparuit mihi
Dominus Jesus in visa dicens: Patrici serve meus, scias me elegisse
locum istum ad honorem nominis mei, et ut hic honoranter invocent
adjutorium archangeli mei Michaelis. Et hoc tibi signum et fratribus
tuis, quatenus et ipsi credant: brachium tuum sinistrum arescet, donec
quæ vidisti annuntiaveris fratribus qui in cella sunt inferiori, et
denuo hic redieris. Et factum est ita.

Ab illo die statuimus duos fratres in perpetuum ibi, nisi pastores
futuri ob justam causam aliter decreverint. Arnulpho autem et Ogmar
Hibernicis fratribus qui mecum venerant de Hibernia, pro eo quod ad
exhortationem meam apud dictum humiliter oratorium manere cœperunt,
præsentem paginam commisi, aliam similem in arca sanctæ Mariæ
retinens, in monumentum posteris. Et ego frater Patricius per
consilium fratrum meorum, omnibus qui silvam ex omni parte præfati
montis (_Psal_. LXXIII, 6) in securi et ascia, pia intentione
dejecerint, ut facilior paretur aditus Christianis, ecclesiam beatæ
perpetuæque Virginis pie visitantibus, centum dies veniæ concedo.





*** End of this Doctrine Publishing Corporation Digital Book "Charta Sancti Patricii" ***

Doctrine Publishing Corporation provides digitized public domain materials.
Public domain books belong to the public and we are merely their custodians.
This effort is time consuming and expensive, so in order to keep providing
this resource, we have taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties,
including placing technical restrictions on automated querying.

We also ask that you:

+ Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Doctrine Publishing
Corporation's ISYS search for use by individuals, and we request that you
use these files for personal, non-commercial purposes.

+ Refrain from automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort
to Doctrine Publishing's system: If you are conducting research on machine
translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a
large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. We encourage the use of
public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help.

+ Keep it legal -  Whatever your use, remember that you are responsible for
ensuring that what you are doing is legal. Do not assume that just because
we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States,
that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries.
Whether a book is still in copyright varies from country to country, and we
can't offer guidance on whether any specific use of any specific book is
allowed. Please do not assume that a book's appearance in Doctrine Publishing
ISYS search  means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world.
Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe.

About ISYS® Search Software
Established in 1988, ISYS Search Software is a global supplier of enterprise
search solutions for business and government.  The company's award-winning
software suite offers a broad range of search, navigation and discovery
solutions for desktop search, intranet search, SharePoint search and embedded
search applications.  ISYS has been deployed by thousands of organizations
operating in a variety of industries, including government, legal, law
enforcement, financial services, healthcare and recruitment.



Home