St. Jude is another newer member, sedetrad. This is from spouse of Jesus. Yes, her parents are Moslem (or were when she was born, raised, etc.).
As to the original question, just as the soul is the superior part of our being, so prayer/contemplation is the superior activity. The active life, when it does not flow from the contemplative, yields nothing of real worth. Is the active, then, useless? No, but it has to occupy the proper place - just as the body must be and remain subject to the soul. It is our failure to achieve and maintain this proper order that leads us into all our troubles, sinful and otherwise. God speed.