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A Brief Account of the Society Called "Sisters of Jesus and Mary." Records of the American Catholic...
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A Brief Account of the Society Called "Sisters of Jesus and Mary." Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume I. Pages 64-70.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
11 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
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