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ACQUIRED CONTEMPLATION

The prayer of simple recollection, in which acts of the mind and will are the result of a person's own effort aided by grace, and helped by the gifts of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding coming from the Holy Spirit, so that the mind and will remain fixed on God.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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