Thomas à Kempis (1379-1471)

Thomas a Kempis was a 15th century German monk, scholar, and mystic whose whole life was dedicated to inner communion with Christ. At age 19, he joined the Augustinian order where he spent over seventy years of his life as a monastic actively engaged in serving others through his devotional writings, sermons, hymns, biographies and books for youth. He became a key figure in the Catholic reform movement known as the Devotio Moderna (New Devotion).

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