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PASSIVE RECOLLECTION

An inward recollection of the soul, not by any imaginative consideration of divine things, but by a gentle and affectionate absorption of the mind and heart in God produced by a special grace of the Holy Spirit. the senses are not suspended but remain in the soul's possession so that they can be applied to God.

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

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