The First Witness of Thomas of Celano (1228) - 400 

never breaks or changes their spirit.a
and finally,
they have so merited the height of contemplation
that they learn in it everything they should do or avoid,
and they know how to go beyond the mind to God 2 Cor 5:13 with joy,
persevering night and day
in praising Him and praying to Him.

For the moment
let this suffice
concerning these virgins dedicated to God
and most devout servants of Christ.
Their wondrous life
and their renowned practices received from the Lord Pope
Gregory,b at that time Bishop of Ostia,
would require another book
and the leisure in which to write it.




Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, p. 400