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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In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace. The finding of the divine action in all that occurs at each moment, in and around us, is true science, a continuous revelation of truth, and an unceasingly divihe intercourse with God.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity than molten metal.

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Review and Rate this Item. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God’s will. Add to cart Add to Wishlist. Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book! Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. You excite its compassion; it is answering God when you think it is speaking to you: It is the beginning of eternal happiness not yet perfectly realised and tasted, except in an incomplete and hidden manner.


S3 The Different Duties of Abandonment. 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. The Power of Silence. John of the Cross. For the future, embrace God’s good pleasure and say to him in every happening: 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.

Jean Pierre de Caussade

Extra value of the new Ignatius Press edition is the inclusion of de Caussade’s wonderful letters of spiritual advice. Jesus Christ is its supreme mouthpiece.

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. S5 The Life of Faith. What could be more easy, and who could refuse to love a will so kind and so good?

Introduction to the Devout Life. As this takes any form according to the mould into which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to providece them. Into Your Hands, Father. The Gospel shows in the life of Jesus Christ a succession of these truths; and this same Jesus who lives and works always, prvidence to live and work in the souls of His saints.


The proud soul cannot comprehend itself, but the simple soul, with the light of faith, can very clearly see through it. I know not what this day will bring me either pleasant or troublesome, whether I shall be happy or sorrowful, shall enjoy consolation or undergo pain and grief, it caussaed be as You please; I give myself into Your hands and submit myself to whatever You will.

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Views Read Edit View history. Profit by them then, and God will bless you. S2 The most perfect way. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers there are no two alike, or provixence can be described as being of the providrnce species, except in the fidelity with 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 imposed on them by their nature.