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St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux wrote about the book, “For a long time I had nourished my spiritual life with the ‘fine flour’ contained in The Imitation of Christ. It was the only book which did me good, for I had not yet found the treasures hidden in the Holy Gospels. I always had it with me, to the amusement of my people at home.”

St. Ignatius Loyola

It was a major influence in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who read it on a regular basis and gave copies away as gifts. According to some sources the only book he had in his room when he died was The Imitation of Christ.

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More guided his life by The Imitation of Christ, and believed it should be one of the three books everyone should own.

St. Dominic Savio

The Imitation of Christ was one of St. Dominic Savio's favorite spiritual books.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

St. Alphonsus Liguori called The Imitation of Christ a "golden little book" and quotes from it in his own spiritual writings.
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