[quote="djames99, post:1, topic:270024"]
Was there ever a time that Francis had to remind his brothers to settle contention or disputes among themselves rather than by appealing to a higher authority(ie:Himself)?.
I am not sure you will find exactly what you are looking for. This almost sounds like trying to use St. Francis to settle your own dispute.
St. Francis mainly talked about obedience to your superior and humility. The closest to probably what you are looking for are the 28 admonitions. The are seen by many to be closer to the true ideals of St. Francis then the "Little Flowers" are.
The following admonition is closer to St. Francis' ideals then the item you seem to be looking for:
- Of True Correction.
Blessed is the servant who bears discipline, accusation, and blame from others as patiently as if they came from himself. Blessed is the servant who, when reproved, mildly submits, modestly obeys, humbly confesses, and willingly satisfies. Blessed is the servant who is not prompt to excuse himself and who humbly bears shame and reproof for sin when he is without fault.
The following link provides all 28 admonitions.