About Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade Jean Pierre de Caussade was one of the most remarkable spiritual writers of the. Abandonment to Divine Providence. With Letters of Father de Caussade on the Practice of Self-Abandonment. By: Jean-Pierre De Caussade. Abandonment to Divine Providence has ratings and reviews. booklady French writer JEAN PIERRE DE CAUSSADE () believed that the.

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Learn by this to find repose in no matter what difficulties and troubles, because all will come right when God pleases, and according to our desires, if He should will it so, or permit it.

It’s actually kind of Zen-like. And, in the end, invariably discovers some means whereby to extricate them from the pitfalls to which the efforts and ingenuity of their blinded senses have brought them. He was spiritual director to the Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, Francefrom to 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.

This was a great read for me during a difficult time. Jean-Pierre de Caussade has the faith and the love for humanity I can only ever aspire to, and his call to what we would now call “mindfulness” is exactly what I needed to read as we head into a new year. To appreciate it fully one has to kind of abandon oneself to this older form of faith to see where it goes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. Thus, when we long for sanctity, speculation only drives it further from our grasp.


But we do know he was born during an era when the Catholic faith was rich and vibrant; he grew up in the shadow of such giants as St. S4 The Revelations of God.

Thanks to a fellow Goodreader via her tumblr blog that i follow I’m reading this for Lent. This book is a classic and has been for over years, but this new edition brings the classic to new life. I love this book.

Review and Rate this Item. Cause of Our Joy. Fortunately, at the same time, I have also been listening to my Ignatian Press tapes, while driving in the car, of Mark Taheny as he reads Abandonment.

Caussade’s major point is A classic of western spiritual reading, this little book was compiled from the letters a French Jesuit priest wrote to the nuns of a convent in Nancy, France in the early 18th Century.

There is nothing more prudent than to offer no resistance to one’s enemies and face them with simple abandonment. Forget about the future.

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There’s also something challenging but sometimes wonderful about the non-modernity of the translation I’m reading — translated by Algar Thorold and edited by John Joyce S. Thus they will learn to rely solely on and submit themselves totally to God’s infallible guidance. May 17, Steven R.


It was recommended to my husband his spiritual director, an octogenarian Jesuit I would describe as a spiritual master. Caussade’s major point is that we need to live in the present moment totally submissive to God’s will – i.

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We sin every day by our thoughts, words and actions, but God caussave us for all our sins, so long as we truly repent. They are quite individual depending on which specific person he is writing to; you get to know some of the women, as well as the author, indirectly through the letters. It constantly circles back to the gentle reminder we have but one three-fold duty—to abandon ourselves to His Will, trust Him in everything and live in the Present Moment.

That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Let us leave the care of ahandonment salvation to God. S11 The Strength of Simplicity. This classic belongs in every spiritual library.

John of the Cross, St. In the introduction, the translator correctly states, “Caussade is careful to dissociate himself with Quietism This is to run before the wind and stay at peace. A more authoritative version of these notes was published only in