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Imitation of Mary

Imitation of Mary

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B lessed
a re
th o s e
w ho
im itate
o u r
L a d y ,
for in im itating
h e r th e y im ita te
J e s u s .
IM IT A T IO N
O F
M ARY
I N
FO U R
B O O K S
B Y
A L E X A N D E R
D E
R O U V IL L E
N E W
IL L U S T R A T E D
E D IT IO N
R evised
a n d
E d ite d
b y
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C A T H O L IC
B O O K
P U B L IS H IN G
C O .
N EW
Y O R K
N IH IL
O B S T A T : R ic h a rd
T . A d a m s , M .A .
C ensor
D e p u ta tu s
IM P R IM A T U R :
+
Jam es P. M ahoney,
D .D .
Vicar General, Archdiocese
o fN ew
Y o rk
(T -3 3 0 )
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1 9 8 5 -1 9 7 7
C a th o lic
B o o k P u b lis h in g
C o ., N .Y .,
P rin te d
in
K o re a
4
P R E F A C E
N o
s o o n e r
h a d
th e
in c o m p a ra b le
Im ita tio n
o fC h rist
a p p e a re d
th a n
th e
fa ith fu l
b e g a n
s p o n ta n e o u s ly
t o
w ish
for an
Im ita tio n
o fM ary
th a t
m ig h t
b e
set beside
K em pis'
g re a t
w o rk .
F in a lly ,
a
s ix te e n th -c e n tu ry
S p a n is h
J e s u it,
F ra n c is c o
A rias,
p u b lis h e d
a
l i t t l e
b o o k
e n ti\ue000
tle d
T h e
Im ita tio n
o f
O ur
L a d y
(V a le n c ia ,
1 5 8 8 ),
a n d
it seem ed
th a t
th e
p ra y e rs
of m any
d e v o u t
s o u ls
h a d
b e e n
answ ered.
B u t th e
w ork
w as
n o t
w hat
th e y
w ere
w a itin g
fo r.
I t
w as
a
short pam phlet
o f tw e lv e
c h a p te rs
th a t
d e a lt
i n
a very general
w a y w ith
th e
v irtu e s
of M ary
a n d
w as
i n
n o
w ay
com parable
t o
th e
g re a t
b o o k
th a t
h a d
a lre a d y
w on
th e
nam e
o f
" F ifth
G o s p e l."
T he
b o o k
h e re
tra n s la te d ,
o n
th e
c o n tra ry ,
w as
in d e e d
w hat
d e v o te e s
o f
M ary
h a d
b e e n
lo o k in g
for, It w as published
i n
F re n c h
i n
1 7 6 8
a n d
d id
n o t b e a r its a u th o r's
nam e.
Ita lia n
tr a n s \ue000
la tio n s
o f
a
la te r
d a te
d id ,
how ever,
h a v e
a n
a u th o r's
nam e
o n
th e
t i t l e
p a g e :
th e
A bbe
d 'H e ro u v ille .
W ho
w a s th e
A bbe
d 'H e ro u v ille ,
a n d
h o w
i s
th e
in itia l
a n o n y m ity
t o
b e
e x \ue000
p la in e d ?
T he
a u th o r
w as in fact a French
J e s u it, A le x -
a n d re
J o s e p h
d e
R o u v ille
(b o rn
a t
L y o n s
i n
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