CCCC MS 256 contains two texts by Franciscan authors. The first by David of Augsburg OFM (d. 1272), De exterioris et interioris hominis compositione, is an introduction to the conventual and mystical life of a friar. The second text is the Latin version of the pseudo-Bonaventuran Meditationes uitae Christi, written in the early fourteenth century, which is found in Nicholas Love's Middle English version in CCCC MSS 142, 143. The Latin version of this expanded version of the gospel account of the Life of Christ has been attributed by some to Iohannes de Caulibus OFM (fl. early fourteenth century).