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SERAPHIC CONTEMPLATION

Elevation of the mind and heart, resting on God and tasting the joys of the Spirit. The soul's love is greater than its available knowledge, with the heart tending toward its object beyond what the mind understands of what the will loves.

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

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