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Maxims of perfection for those who aspire tp great virtue exercise for stripping self of self, putting on Christ Jesus and imitating him in his hidden and public life in the forms of prayers and conversations with the Savior himself by Jean-Pierre MГ©daille

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English


  • Perfection -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Spiritual life -- Catholic Church -- Early works to 1800.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesMaxims of perfection
Statementby a Servanty of God ... L.R.P.M.D.L.C.D.I.
LC ClassificationsBX2350.2 .M4213 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 22, 19 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20000489M

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