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Spiritual discernment and community deliberation

Alfred Ducharme

Spiritual discernment and community deliberation

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Published by Canadian Religious Conference in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holy Spirit,
  • Spiritual life

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlfred Ducharme ; translated from the French by Catherine Ann MacDonald.
    SeriesVita Evangelica -- 7
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT121.2D82 E5 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination203 p. :
    Number of Pages203
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15203757M


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