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What is a Christian contemplative?

The word “contemplative” can mean many things, but in this case, a contemplative is a person who feels called to live his or her life with a special emphasis on simple living, prayer, Scripture study, Christian meditation, and digging deep into the Christian tradition, while also learning from other faith traditions. For many years, I have been attempting to live a “simple lifestyle” and now I think that what I am really trying to do is something akin to being a “Christian contemplative.” In my case, I am not a monk, hermit, or nun. I am a married woman who lives “in the world,” so some might call me a “lay contemplative.” (Read more below)

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