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 The Witness of the “Anonymous of Perugia,” John of Perugia (1240-1241) - 407 

stay with you. So tell us what we can do to save our souls." In response, they established, in every city they could, reclusive monasteries for doing penance.a They also appointed one of the brothers their visitator and corrector.b

Similarly, married men said: "We have wives who will not permit us to send them away. Teach us, therefore, the way that we can take more securely." The brothers founded an order for them, called the Order of Penitents, and had it approved by the Supreme Pontiff.c

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