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Le premier eveque de Quebec jouissait-il d'un bon equilibre mental, lui qui sucait le pus des malades pour se mortifier ?
68) Winter continues, stating that Rumi viewed Mary as "less the passive recipient of the word than the active mortifier of her flesh and desires who, through her detachment from the world and her deliberate pursuit of God, puts herself in the way of mystical illumination.