St Gall Stiftsbibliothek 673, fol. 144

There are, he said, two laws, one public, the other private. The public law is that which is established in writing by the holy fathers, as is canon law.

Private law is that which is written in your heart by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  If anyone who holds his own property under his bishop is inspired by the Holy Spirit wishes to seek his salvation in a monastery, because he is led by private law he is not held public law.

For private law is more worthy than public law. Whoever, therefore, is led by this law will be free, even if his bishop had forbidden <his entering a monastery>.