Caesarius of Arles, Epistolae ad Sanctimoniales

Epistola 'Vereor'

CPL 1010

Incipit: Vereor, venerabiles in Christo filiae, ne, dum vobis per conservanda...

  • De Vogüé, Adalbert and Joël Courreau, Source Chrétiennes, vol. 345, Paris 1988 (Césaire d'Arles, Oeuvres Monastiques, vol. 1), pp. 294-336.
  • Morin, Germain, Sancti Caesarii Opera omnia, vol. 2, Maredsous 1942, pp. 134-144.
  • Patrologia Latina, vol. 67, col. 1128C-1135C (female version) and col. 1154C-1160D (male version)
  • Klingshirn, William, Caesarius of Arles. Life, Testament, Letters, Translated Texts for Historians, vol. 19, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press 2004, pp. 129-139.

The text is preserved in a female and a male version with very few differences in content.

Arles, Bibliothèque municipale 14 s. XVII pp. 513-524
female version catalogue
Cambridge, Queens College 3
(Horne 16)
s. XII fol. 87v-92
male version catalogue
Grenoble, Bibliothèque municipale 306
s. XII fol. 98-107, verify
Ms. G3 male version catalogue
Koblenz, Landeshauptarchiv, Best. 701 Nr. 166 1470 fol. 107-114

male version
London, British Library Royal 5 F.x
fol. 15-
male version description/image
London, Lambeth Palace 353
fol. 64v

Marseille, Bibliothèque municipale 244 s. XIV fol. 101-
male version,
ascr. to Augustine
Metz, Bibliothèque municipale 134
s. VIIIex no. 3, not verified destroyed Epistola Caesarii
ad monachos
Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana C 79 Sup. s. XII fol. 98-107 Ms. G2 male version catalogue; combined with
Diadema monachorum
Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal 254 (453 T.L.) 2o s. XV
fol. 69-76
male version catalogue
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale lat. 12238
s. IX
fol. 23-32v
Ms. G1     
male version
catalogue; microfilm
Reims, Bibliothèque municipale 414 s. X
fol. 110-111v
male version catalogue; microfilm
Toulouse, Bibliothèque municipale 162
s. XII
fol. 37v (57v?)-59v
Ms. K6 female version
see Rudge, Texts
and contexts, pp. 149-157
; catalogue; image
Tours, Bibliothèque publique 617
fol. 12
Ms. T female version   
manuscript is lost,
text can be reconstructed on the basis of ed. Morin;
Trier, Stadtbibliothek 529
s. XV
fol. 173

male version
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Reg. lat. 140 s. IXin   fol. 123v-129v     Ms. K2

female version image

Sections of this letter appear in Caesarius' Rule for Monks, Defensor's Liber Scintillarum. Large parts (from ch. 2 onwards) appear the Institutio sanctimonialum, c. 5, MGH Conc. Karol. 1, pp. 434-437.