| Quote #1
This mayden, bright Cecilie, as hir lyf seith,
Like most of the virgin martyrs, Cecilia comes onstage as a fully-formed Christian, her fostering in the faith having occurred at some out-of-sight moment in the past.
| Quote #2
'If that yow list, the aungel shul ye see,
Throughout "The Second Nun's Tale," the assent to Christianity is portrayed as conveying enhanced vision to its converts, which allows them to see things invisible to the naked eye.
| Quote #3
'O lord, o feith, o God, withouten mo,
Notice that the faith content to which the old man asks Valerian if he assents is not actually a statement, but simply, a proclamation of God's title. In simply acknowledging God as God, Valerian's conversion is complete.