From the Breviary according to the use of the Roman Curia, 1529, the conclusion of the sermon for the sixth day in the Octave of All Saints.
With these are numbered also all the confessors who held a lesser order, or were not ordained, some of whom obedience to a (religious) rule approveth (for our veneration), while others were not kept back from the way of God by tumult of the world. In spirit they kept aloof like doves, and dwelt in desert places, serving the world only in respect to their body, but in justice and holiness, living as if they were in heaven.
“Blessed will you be, says (the Lord), when they shall curse you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven.” Whoever seeks the delights of this world and the possession of temporal goods under the name of a Christian, let him consider him that our blessedness is inward, even as it said by the mouth of the Prophet concerning the soul of the Church “The King’s daughter is all glorious within.” (Psalm 44, 15) Without, she is reviled, and persecution and evil report are promised her. And yet for these very things, great is her reward in heaven, as indeed is felt in the hearts of those who sufferer, of those who can already “But we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, Which is given unto us.” (Romans 5, 3-5)