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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S4 Abandonment as a Source of Joy.

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Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God’s will. 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.

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 provudence 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 does them to please himself, or endures them with reluctance and rebellion.

The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions at every moment, and acted upon them externally. 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 lot in life as coming from His hand. In a word, their disposition resembles the atmosphere, which is affected by every breeze; or water, which flows into caussaade shaped vessel exactly filling every crevice.


S1 Confidence in God. Your wiles and violence are just favours from Heaven.

The soul in the state of abandonment knows how to see God even in the proud who oppose His action. 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 providsnce may be necessary for them, nor of how to obtain it.

S11 Everything is Supernaturalised by the Divine Action.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes

S6 The Treatment of the Divine Action. This classic belongs in every spiritual library. Francis de Sales and St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action.

How to Be Holy. S8 Great Faith is Necessary. The breath of grace shaped every moment according to the eternal truths subsisting in the invisible and unfathomable wisdom of the Casusade Trinity.

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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. Now this fidelity is equally within each one’s power whether in its active practice, or passive exercise. A more authoritative version of these notes was published only in The rich spiritual lessons in this book have stood the test of time, offering divkne and practical assistance to all people because its message is simple and clear, one that the reader will find to be a rare treasure of inspiration and direction to be referred to again and again.

S2 The Pains and Consolations of Abandonment. No, poor fool, the simple soul fears you not at all. Summary Incarnation Miracles Redemption Resurrection.


It is, possibly, with this view that God permits all these troublesome and trying imaginations. Instead of looking upon his condition as ruin, he called it the name of God and by blessing it he protested that the divine will under whatever name or form it might appear, even though expressed by the most terrible catastrophes, was holy. Extra value of the new Ignatius Press edition is the inclusion of de Caussade’s wonderful letters of spiritual advice.

He also shows how to determine what God’s will is for us. S3 Abandonment a Pledge of Predestination. 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.

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. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns. The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into practice. S7 Conviction of Weakness. 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.