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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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. He Spoke to Us. It is the heart that must be changed. S8 God Reigns in a Pure Heart. 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.

It is a fund of peace, of joy, of love, and of satisfaction with God who is seen, known, or rather, believed in, living and operating in the most perfect manner in everything that happens. No, poor fool, the simple abandonkent fears you not at all. But it is a miracle which, while rendering all common and sensible things wonderful, has nothing in itself that is sensibly marvellous. This classic belongs in every spiritual library.

Uneasy forebodings do us much harm; why do you so readily give way to them? Soul of Saint Elizabeth Seton.

The proud soul cannot comprehend itself, but the simple soul, with the light of faith, can very clearly see through it. I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory. S7 Trust in the guidance of God. They are before God like a perfectly woven fabric with a clear surface; and neither think, nor seek to know what God will be pleased to trace thereon, because they have confidence in Him, they abandon themselves to Him, and, entirely absorbed by their duty, they think not of themselves, nor of what may be necessary for them, nor of how to diivne it.


Instead of looking upon his condition as ruin, he called it the name of God and by blessing it he protested that the divime will under whatever name or form it might appear, even though expressed providehce the most terrible catastrophes, was holy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. S2 The most perfect way.

S5 The Life of Faith. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers there are no two alike, or that can be described as being of the same species, except in the fidelity fivine which they respond to the action of the Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws cajssade on them by their nature.

Review and Rate this Item. During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns. The proud soul despises one in whose sight it is as nothing, who beholds only God in it, and in all its actions. Cajssade nature and excellence. The soul in the state of abandonment knows how to see God even in the proud who oppose His action. I know not what this day will bring me either pleasant or troublesome, whether I shall be happy or sorrowful, providnce enjoy consolation or undergo pain and grief, it shall be as You please; I give myself into Your hands and submit myself to whatever You will.

Jean-Pierre De Caussade S. S3 The Generosity of God.

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The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon us whether imposed by the general laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced. In reality sanctity can be reduced to one caussadf practice, fidelity to the duties appointed by God. S4 In what Perfection Consists.

S11 Everything is Supernaturalised by the Divine Action. On the virtue of abandonment to Divine Providence.

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Description Editorial Reviews Author Biography Customer Reviews God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us.


S3 The Different Duties of Abandonment. Therefore, from henceforth, I renounce my own will to follow Yours in all things; dispose of me, Oh my God, according to Your good will and pleasure. Caussade spent years as preacher in southern and central France, as a college rector at Perpignan and at Albiand as the director of theological students at the Jesuit house in Toulousewhich is where he died.

John of the Cross. S1 The life of God in the soul. S3 Abandonment a Pledge of Predestination. S6 The Treatment of the Divine Action. This it respects even in those unruly actions by which the proud attempt to depreciate it. He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This is caussafe an ‘official’ site but submits in all things to the Holy See. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. That is the message of diivne 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

The inordinate love of our own excellence would carry us to as high a flight as Lucifer, but only like him, to fall into the abyss of pride.

He is loved at first for His gifts, but when these are no longer perceptible He is at last loved for Himself. What could be more easy, and who could refuse to causssade a will so kind and so good?

The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into practice.

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. Add to cart Add to Wishlist. Refresh and try again.