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spiritual writer. William Fitch became a RC in 1585 and in 1587 entered the Capuchin Order in Paris. He returned to England in 1599 and was imprisoned in Wisbech Castle until 1602 or 1603. His Règle de Perfection (1610) covers the three forms of God's will: the exterior, in which God's will is actively sought in the circumstances of life; the interior, in which God's will is manifested through inspiration and illumination of the passive soul; and the essential, in which the soul contemplates God's will directly without the aid of intellect or images; this entails the annihilation of the self before God.

Subjects: Christianity.

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