Meditation and Contemplation: What is the Difference?
A Short Video Resource on Prayer
Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss the difference between meditation and contemplation. Dan references the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with its clear writing on the differences and similarities between these two forms of Catholic prayer. Father John succinctly discusses the one major thing they share in common and the key difference between them.
Editor’s Note: To learn more about the spiritual life and to dig deeper in your relationship with Christ through Christian meditation, please consider purchasing Fr. John’s fantastic book, The Better Part – A Christ Centered Resource for Personal Prayer.
Art: The cover of Father John Bartunek’s book “The Better Part” is used with permission. Pictures of Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke used with permission.