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THE MYSTICAL TEMPLE OF GOD by St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński, priest, father, and founder of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Saint Stanislaus left no doubt as to what purpose and to whom this work, which he had written and published in Krakow, Poland, in 1675, was to serve. The information provided on the title page makes it clear: “This work is beneficial for people of all walks of life, and it is useful especially for sermons at the consecration of a church.”

This statement is complemented by an encouragement to the readers at the end of the first chapter:

“If anyone reads it with real attention and frequently considers it carefully, he will reap great benefit, namely, an increased knowledge of himself and of God, a sure way of salvation and a rule of Christian perfection. If someone reads it more carefully and meditates more often, he can benefit from our work a great deal, [gathering] namely an increase in the knowledge of himself and God, a sure path to salvation and model of Christian perfection.”

It should be obvious that the author offers his work to everyone as a textbook of spirituality.

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