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Kataphatic (Cataphatic) Spirituality

October 4, 2013 by  
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KATAPHATIC (CATAPHATIC) SPIRITUALITY: The use of the senses, and/or physical aids such as rosaries, stations of the cross, crèche, art, images, music, bells, incense, etc. to elevate one's mind to God. It acknowledges that we can know a great deal about God through Christ’s self-revelation and the instruction of the Holy Spirit.  Also known as the via positiva or the way of ascent, it is sometimes... Read More