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Must I be of special status to receive the gift of contemplation?

September 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

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The Gift of Contemplation Dear St. Gregory, some have indicated that only cloistered religious or other religious can receive the gift of infused contemplation. Is this true? Who can and does receive the gift of contemplation? Dear Friend, it is not the case that the gift of contemplation is given to the highest and not given to the lowest; but often the highest and often the most lowly, and very often... Read More

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