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Koinonia 2021 – 3 (N.111): 800 years of “Memoriale propositi”: the relevance for OFS

800 years of “Memoriale propositi”: the relevance for OFS

 

It is merely common sense to see that any legal document, written some eight hundred years ago, taken solely in its literal sense, cannot guide the life of a group of people in present day, unless that group remain ultra-conservative. So it is a matter of fact that we cannot adapt the document of Memoriale propositi in our times. Studying, discussing and celebrating this document on its 800th anniversary do not mean that we are trying to revive its content. On the other hand, we want to say that such a document can surely indicate the mentality, social situation and spirituality of that time and thus to see if it has something to tell us today.

 

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