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 reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God’s plan. Other Editions and Formats. He is especially known for the work ascribed to him, Abandonment to Divine Providenceand also his work with the Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, France.

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S8 Self-guidance a Mistake. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Instead of looking upon his condition as ruin, he called it the name of God and causssade blessing it he protested that the divine will under whatever name or form it might appear, even though expressed by the abandlnment terrible catastrophes, was holy.

It is the heart that must be changed. The breath of grace shaped every moment according to the eternal truths subsisting in the invisible and unfathomable wisdom of the Blessed Trinity.

S6 Submission a Free Gift to God. This garden resembles no other, for among all the caussaxe there are no two alike, or that can be described as being of the same 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 sbandonment them by their nature.


Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book! It is by the apparent withdrawal of these sensible gifts that He prepares the way for that great gift which is the most precious and the most extensive of all, since it embraces all others. Summary Incarnation Miracles Redemption Resurrection. Cause of Our Joy. The Gospel shows in the life of Jesus Christ a aandonment of these truths; and this same Jesus who lives and works always, continues to live and work in the souls of His saints.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. S2 The Pains and Consolations of Abandonment. We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it?

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This special volume of the famous spiritual treatise also includes the many insightful letters of Father de Caussade on the practice of self-abandonment. S7 Trust in the guidance of God. On the virtue sivine abandonment to Divine Providence. In a word, their disposition resembles the atmosphere, which is affected by every breeze; or water, which flows into any shaped vessel exactly filling every crevice.

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 divime, 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 obtain it.

The cheeks of the spouse are compared to beds of flowers, to gardens filled with fragrant blossoms. 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. Whoever the author was, he or she believed that the present moment is a sacrament from God and that self-abandonment to it and its needs is a holy state — a belief which, in the theological climate of France at the time, was considered close to Quietist heresy.


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. What He has done is finished; what remains to be done is being carried on at every moment.

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He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house. Consequently it is unnecessary to make it full of strange and unsuitable marvels.

Let God xaussade, and let us do what He requires of us; this is the Gospel; this is the general Scripture, and the common law. The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into practice. How I wish that I could make them understand that just as the good and the bad thief had the same things to do and to suffer; so also two persons, one of whom is worldly and the other leading an interior and wholly spiritual life have, neither of them, anything different to do or to suffer; but that one is sanctified and attains eternal happiness by submission to Your holy will in those very things by which the other is damned because he provvidence them to please himself, or endures them with reluctance and rebellion.

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S3 The Generosity of God.