Also known as

  • self-abandonment


  • In mystical theology, the first state of the union of the soul with God by conformity to His Will, involving passive purification through trials and sufferings, together with desolation following upon the surrender of natural consolations.
  • The darkness of the soul in a state of purgation.

MLA Citation

  • “abandonment”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 July 2018. Web. 21 June 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info//>