Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary
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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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In general, to look admiringly at an object with absorbing interest and affection. The term is also used to describe a religious experience of deep intensity among persons who are not Christians or may not even believe in a transcendent and personal God.

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