Early Capuchin Sources

Early Capuchin sources

Below are some sources of the early Capuchin reform of the 16th century. Some remain in their original Italian or Latin, such as the letters of Cardinal Contarini, others have been translated into English.

Cardinal Gasparo Contarini

Early 16th century correspondence

A scurrilous Letter to Pope Paul III

A Capuchin early sources bibliography

The Benefit of Christ’s Death

This version attributes authorship to Aonio Paleario; this is now accepted by scholars today as erroneous; now generally accepted that the first author was a Benedictine from Mantua, Benedetto Fontanini (1495-1556), and revised by Marcantonio Flaminio (1498 – 1550).

The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

St Bonaventure: On the Perfection of Life to Sisters