Exordium Cistercii

The Exordium Cistercii is a 12th century summary of the same events described in theExordium Parvum. In the manuscripts, it is followed by a summary of the Charter of Charityand a collection of early Cistercian legislation, the Institutes. Some of the language versions below contain all 3 documents, some only the Exordium Cistercii.

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God, for whom it is easy to make great things from small, many things from few, beyond all hope stirred up the heart of many to imitate them, so that in the cell for the testing of novices, thirty were dwelling together.

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    EN Exordium CisterciiDownload

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    ES Exordio di Cister, Resumen de la Carta di Caridad, CapitulosDownload

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    DE Exordium CisterciiDownload

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    LA Exordium Cistercii, Summa Carta Caritatis, CapitulaDownload

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    IT Esordio di CîteauxDownload

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    FR Exorde de CîteauxDownload

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