Who will praise the blessed Lea
as she deserves? She renounced
painting her face and adorning her head
with shining pearls. She exchanged
her rich attire for sackcloth, and ceased
to command others in order to obey all.
She dwelt in a corner with a few bits of
furniture; she spent her nights in prayer,
and instructed her companions through
her example rather than through protests
And she looked forward to her arrival
in heaven in order to receive her recompense
for the virtues which she practiced on earth.
*found text, spoken by St. Jerome