His contemplative gaze ran over her face and paused on her lips.
She was contemplative and calm, sad but not suicidal.
He experienced within himself the inward call to seek the amelioration of mankind and their deliverance from ruin, and regarded this inner impulse, intensified as it was by long, contemplative solitude and by visions, as being the call addressed to him by God Himself.
The life of the choir-monks was predominantly contemplative, 1 Specimen passages, and also a general picture of the life, will be found in Miss Alice Gardner's Theodore of Studium, ch.
The life is mainly given up to devotional contemplative exercises; the church services are of extreme length; intellectual study is little cultivated; manual labour has almost disappeared; there are many hermits on Athos.