16. But after I reached Ireland I used to pasture
the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day. More and more did the
love of God, and my fear of him and faith increase, and my spirit was moved so
that in a day [I said] from one up to a hundred prayers, and in the night a
like number; besides I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and
I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and
I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the
Spirit was burning in me at that time.