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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Or 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.
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Entry for 'Abandonment'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​a/abandonment.html. 1910.