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Letter #5817

Marco de la TORRE, Francesco LISMANINO & Cracow Franciscan Convent Chapter to Ioannes DANTISCUS
Cracow, 1539-12-04

English register:

Marco de la Torre, commissioner of the Order of Friars Minor in Poland, Bohemia and Austria, and Francis Lismanin, master (magister) of the same order, and members of the Franciscan chapter in Cracow, have found out from the father custodian of the reformers that Dantiscus has let himself be embroiled in an absurd conflict between the reformers and the Bernardine Observants. Namely, he has ordered the reformers to choose between leaving his diocese and submitting to Observant rule.

They present the relevant legal regulations (instituta nostra, bulla concordiae) on the coexistence of three branches of the Franciscan Order: conventual Franciscans, Bernardine monks, and reformers, and humbly ask that Dantiscus withdraw his directives.

            received 1540-01-29

Manuscript sources:
1fair copy in Latin, BCz, 403, p. 627-628
2copy in Latin, 20th-century, B. PAU-PAN, 8243 (TK 5), a.1539, f. 47-48
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