many of his peers in talent and zeal.
From there he moved on to the study of law. But when he was in the
country, either because he was terriﬁed and prostrated by a bolt of lightning,
as is commonly said, or because he was overwhelmed with grief at the death
of a companion, through contempt of this world he suddenly – to the
astonishment of many – entered the Monastery of the brothers of St Augustine,
who are commonly called the Hermits. After a year’s probation, his profession
of that order was made legitimate, and there in his studies and spiritual exercises