Contemplative Mystics

Mysticism in general refers to a direct and immediate experience of the sacred, or the knowledge derived from such an experience. This experience usually takes the form of a vision of, or sense of union with, God. Mysticism involves the practice of contemplation both in the philosophical sense of the contemplation of truth and in the ‘supernatural’ sense of having knowledge of God via a life of prayer. A contemplative mystic is one who experiences Divinity by waiting for God to bestow graces through their contemplative prayer practices and contemplative life style.

Twentieth Century Mystics

Thomas Merton