It should clearly be understood that I am not the translator of the work. It was done by Professor C. Scott Williams, of Los Angeles. It makes no pretense to scholarship, yet its general accuracy may be relied upon. It is free, but takes no liberties with the text, and as I personally supervised the work, I can promise that the spirit of the original is closely followed. To guard against inaccuracies of statement in regard to the Catholic Church, points of doctrine, or matters pertaining to the Franciscan Order, Father Englehardt generously and graciously went over the manuscript, so that faithful sons and daughters of the Church may read it with confidence and satisfaction.