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ACTIVE LIFE

Human life insofar as it is occupied with created things, as distinct from the contemplative life. That aspect of a person's life which is necessarily concerned with external activity, in contrast with the internal concerns of prayer and the worship of God.

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

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