Procedures for Novices and Concluding Material

Chapter 1

It is known that before the great death which occurred in the year of our Lord 1349-1350 in which 38 religious of our church died, a chapter was celebrated the day after the festival of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist which is in the month of August, and whatever priors and curates were not at the first vespers, matins, and mass of St. Augustine must correct the fault with 20 solidi given to pitances. And whatever time is not excessively filled by masses commissioned by the order of the general chapter were carried over by the said chapter to the morrow's Synod. And it is no wonder that following the different times these statutes have been changed.