Simple and Above Perception

Reginald Garrigou-LagrangeWhat is meant by the direct acts of contemplation? They are acts which are in no way discursive, but which are made by a simple gaze, above reasoning. And indeed they are at times so peaceful that the soul does not, so to speak, perceive them; in that case they are the contrary of reflective or perceived acts. With this meaning… Saint Antony said, “There is no perfect prayer if the solitary perceives that he is praying.”
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP (1877–1964)


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