The popular spiritual classic had a profound impact on these holy men and women.
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It is a challenging book, one that exhorts a person to holiness while also highlighting the personal relationship one should have with Jesus Christ. For this and many other reasons, several saints found spiritual sustenance in its pages and the spiritual lessons learned propelled them to new heights of sanctity.
Here are five such saints and how this book greatly influenced their own lives.
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