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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.”
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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.
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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.
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St. Dominic Savio

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