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Press Photo by Linda Sailer Assumption Abbey librarian Brother Michael Taffe tries to read a few lines from a 1600’s book of spiritual readings printed in Greek and Latin out of the collection of rare books stored in the Abbey’s library on Feb. 1 in Richardton.

Treasury of theological knowledge: Assumption Abbey library’s collection at more than 80,000, including rare books

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RICHARDTON — Assumption Abbey librarian Brother Michael Taffe reaches for a random book among the rare books stored in the Abbey’s library office.

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The book is the writings of St. Ephrem, published in both Latin and Greek during the year 1682. He reaches for a second and third book of writings by early church fathers, each dating back to the 1600s and 1700s.

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