The texts in CCCC MS 136 are typical of the manuals of pastoral literature on confession, penance and moral instruction which became popular following the pastoral reforms recommended by the Fourth Lateran council of 1215. They were intended for the use of parish priests and confessors. Among the texts it contains are: Raymond of Peñafort OP (c. 1190-1275), Summa de casibus poenitentiae, Robert Grosseteste (d. 1253), Templum Domini and De confessione (sermo 15), and a tract on the vices. An ex libris shows that it belonged to the Augustinian abbey of Anglesey (Cambs.). The book can be dated to the second half of the thirteenth century.