Rule of Saint Albert
Albert, called by God’s favor to be patriarch of the church of Jerusalem, bids health in the Lord and the blessing of the Holy Spirit to his beloved sons in Christ, B. and the other hermits under obedience to him, who live near the spring on Mount Carmel.
Many and varied are the ways in which our saintly forefathers laid down how everyone, whatever his station or the kind of religious observance he has chosen, should live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ—how, pure in heart and stout in conscience, he must be unswerving in the service of his Master.
Rule of St. Albert, no. 1- 2
Regula Sancti Alberti
Albertus, Dei gratia Hierosolymitanae Ecclesiae vocatus Patriarcha, dilectis in Christo filiis B. et caeteris eremitis qui sub eius obedientia iuxta fontem in Monte Carmeli morantur: in Domino salutem, et Sancti Spiritus benedictionem.
Multifarie multisque modis sancti patres instituerunt qualiter quisque, in quocumque ordine fuerit, vel quemcumque modum religiosae vitae elegerit, in obsequio Jesu Christi vivere debeat, et eidem fideliter, de corde puro et bona conscientia, deservire.
Read the full text of Father Bede Edwards, O.C.D.’s English translation of the Rule here
Read the full text of the Rule of Saint Albert in Latin here