The Rule (Article 8): As Jesus was the true worshipper of the Father, so let prayer and contemplation be the soul of all they are and do.
[see: Vatican II Apostolicam Actuositatem – Decree on the Apostolate of Laity, 4]
Francis: text(s) follows
Clare: text(s) follows
Bonaventure: text follows
Bernardino of Siena: text follows
St Bernard of Clairvaux On the Stages of Contemplation
Modern Text: ?