christlichen leben, Basel, (Petri für Rynmann), 1522
" The soul has a hidden abyss, untouched by time and space, which is far superior to anything that gives life and movement to the body. Into this noble and wondrous ground, this secret realm, there descends that bliss of which we have spoken. Here the soul has its hidden abode. Here a man becomes so still and essential, so single-minded and withdrawn, so raised up in purity and more and more removed from all things, for
God himself is present in this noble realm, and works and reigns and dwells therein.
Fragment from : Sermons, (New York: Paulist, 1985), Sermon 24, p. 89. 9 Ibid., pp. 89-90.