The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
Confession Candidate Prayer
No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
Years Within Four
Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
Art Readily Noble
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.
Forms History Remarkable