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Patron saints

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Published by Our Sunday Visitor Pub. Division in Huntington, Ind .
Written in English


  • Christian patron saints -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 232) and index.

StatementMichael Freze.
LC ClassificationsBX4656.5 .F74 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination252 p. ;
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1752761M
ISBN 100879734647
LC Control Number92080498

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