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QUIETUDE

A supernatural state of prayer, partially passive, where the will is seized by God, with the other faculties active but calmed. The soul relizes that it is near to God and is completely at peace. Meanwhile, the intellect enjoys a gentle repose and experiences a keen satisfaction in God's presence.

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

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