Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!
Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!
Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!
And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself
     through contemplation!
So that you too may feel what His friends feel
     as they taste the hidden sweetness
     which God Himself has reserved
     from the beginning
     for those who love Him.

By St. Clare of Assisi (ca.1193–1254)
English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM; Original Language: Italian