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Published by Burns, Oates & Washbourne in London .
Written in English


  • Benedict, -- Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesRule of Saint Benedict :, Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
Statementby Paul Delatte ; translated by Justin McCann.
ContributionsBenedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 508 p. ;
Number of Pages508
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21305057M

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