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THE IDEAL OF THE MONASTIC LIFE

FOUND IN THE APOSTOLIC AGE

THE IDEAL OF THE
MONASTIC LIFE FOUND
IN THE APOSTOLIC AGE

BY

DOM GERMAIN MORIN, O.S.B.

OF THE ABBEY OF MAREDSOUS

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I hereby approve of Dom Germain Morin's book, "L'Idéal Monastique et la Vie Chrétienne des Premiers Jours," and authorize its translation into English according to arrangements made with Dom Bede Camm, O.S.B.

COLUMBA MARMION,

Abbot of Maredsous.

Die 30 Octobris, 1913.

Aihil Obstat.

FR. INNOCENTIUS APAP., O.P.
CENSOR DEPUTATUS.

Emprimatur.

EDM. CAN. SURMONT,

VICARIUS GENERALIS.

WESTMONASTERII,

Die 13 Novembris, 1913.

MAR 171917

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EDITOR'S PREFACE

I HAVE been asked by the Abbot of Maredsous to prepare this translation of Dom Germain Morin's work for the press, and to write a few words of introduction. I cannot refuse one to whom I owe so much, but it is obviously quite unnecessary, if not impertinent, for me to say anything in commendation of either the author or his book.

Dom Morin has a European reputation as a savant, and the University of Oxford has honoured not so much him as itself in giving him a Doctor's degree honoris causa.

His discoveries in the field of patristic study, his illuminating treatment, to take only one example, of the problem of the authorship of the Quicunque vult, his enormous labours in preparing a complete and final edition of the

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