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.
The act of combining the distinct or separate, and also the state of being thus combined. Forms of union are mere composition, mixture, the natural union of body and soul, the union of a substance with its accidents, union or agreement of minds and hearts, union of means to a given end, the union of will with the object it loves, the supernatural union of the soul with God and the hypostatic union of the divine and human natures in Christ.