new edition of Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s oustanding work of spiritual direction, Abandonment to Divine Providence. This work, written in the. Jean Pierre de Caussade (7 March – 8 December ) was a French Jesuit priest and writer. He is especially known for the work ascribed to him, Abandonment to Divine Providence, and also his work with the Nuns of the. And this fidelity is equally within everyone’s capacity in both its active and passive exercise.” ― Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Abandonment to Divine Providence.

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Often it abanodnment that the modesty of the simple soul is a caussad of appreciation for itself; when, all the time, it is only a sign of that loving fear of God and of His holy will as shown to it in the person of the proud. In reality sanctity can be reduced to one single practice, fidelity to the duties appointed by God. All creatures, good or evil, reveal Him to it.

All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. S1 Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity.

S4 Abandonment as a Source of Joy. This article needs additional citations for verification. Soul of Saint Elizabeth Seton.

It is a rejoicing with the Spouse, not in secret, nor by stealth, in the cellar, or the vineyard, but openly, and in public, without any human respect. When I say heart, I mean will. The Holy Spirit, who arranges all the pieces on the board of life, will, by this fruitful and continual presence of His action, say at the hour of death, “fiat lux,” “let there be light” Gen. Be the first to submit a review on this product!


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Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The soul in the state of abandonment knows how to see God even in the proud who oppose His action.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. S5 The Common Way of all Souls. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

When we are obsessed in spite of ourselves by these worrying revisions let us be faithful in making a continual sacrifice of them to the sovereign Master. Now this fidelity is equally within each one’s abaneonment whether in its active practice, or passive exercise. The Holy Spirit ever inspired His holy soul and, being entirely abandoned to its every breath, it had no need to consult the moment that had passed, to know how to act in that which was coming.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Views Read Edit View history. These numerous letters provide a great additional source of wisdom and practical guidance for how rpovidence grow in abandonment and to deepen our union with God in our daily lives. By your submission to His good pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious books.

Therefore the more you take a high tone, the lower you become in its estimation; and when you think to take it by surprise, it surprises you.

Jean Pierre de Caussade

We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it? This is not an ‘official’ site but submits in all things to the Holy See. Provdence The life of God in the soul. I conjure you to do this, as in this way you will induce God to deal favourably with you and to help you in every way. S12 The Divine Word our Model. This page was last edited on 27 December provdence, at S5 Nature and Grace the Instruments of God.


How to Be Holy. It is the heart that must be changed. He reveals that it is not extraordinary feats that God expects for our growth in holiness, but rather heroic attention to every detail in our lives and humble acceptance of our daily causssde in life as coming from His hand. S3 How to Discover what is the Will of God. S6 On the Use of Mental Faculties.

De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God’s will is the key to attaining true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people – from beginners to those well advanced in the spiritual life.

John of the Cross. If you would live according to the Gospel, abandon yourself simply and entirely to the action of God. The Divinr shows in the life of Jesus Christ a succession of these truths; and this same Jesus who lives and works always, continues to live and work in the souls of His saints. On the virtue of abandonment to Divine Providence.

The breath of grace shaped every moment according to the eternal truths subsisting in the invisible and unfathomable wisdom of the Blessed Trinity.