A word used to describe the life of those (religious and others) who devote themselves to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity. No doubt such a life, in order to be real, implies a vocation of no ordinary kind.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “contemplation”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2019. Web. 26 February 2021. <>