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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He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house.

There is nothing more prudent than to offer no resistance to one’s enemies and face them with simple abandonment. When I say heart, I mean will. S7 Conviction of Weakness. Just a moment while we sign you diine to your Goodreads account. Very helpful foreword by John Beevers in this edition to forestall objections that might identify de Caussade with Quietism.

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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Caussade provides great comfort and direction in learning to enter into God’s rest as discussed in chapter 4 of Hebrews. Soul of Saint Elizabeth Seton. This quote was one of my favorites from the book: Let us march on in the trivial duties of our personal devotion without aspiring to great ones, for God does not wish to manifest himself through our own efforts. Unlike many other spiritual writers, like T of Avila and J of the Cross, there is no ‘process’ towards holiness for Caussade.

Often it imagines that the modesty of the simple soul is a mark of appreciation for itself; when, all the time, it is only a sign of that loving fear of God and of His holy will as shown to it in the person of the proud.

S2 The most perfect way. Such a sweetly elemental principle! There is nothing particularly ill about SAtDP, save for a bit of sketchy theology, but I think this is far more intended for monks and nuns than regular folk in the 21st looking for spiritual wisdom.

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Caussadee helpful in reminding a person how to be open to what is the best path at any given time, how not to take oneself too seriously but a reminder that certain jfan-pierre are serious. If taken to heart, a transformative book. 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 shall be as You please; I give myself into Your hands and submit myself gy whatever You will.


Let us unceasingly impress upon every soul that the invitation of this gentle, loving saviour expects nothing difficult or extraordinary of them. We sin every day by our thoughts, words and actions, but God forgives us for all our sins, jean-pidrre long as we truly repent. Description Editorial Reviews Caussqde 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.

S6 On the Use of Mental Faculties. It is not that you are going to be holy but that you are being now. I will be due to read this again in 18 months or so.

I’m not sure how far I’m into the book but it has given a depth of Divine love and relationship with God I have found no where else.

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Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. It is by the apparent withdrawal of these tangible gifts that he prepares the way for the great gift that is the greatest and most precious of all, since it embraces all other gifts” Each saint receives a share in this divine life, and in each, Abandonmwnt Christ is different, although the same in Himself.

And this fidelity is equally within everyone’s capacity in both its active and passive exercise. If I could sum up the divinne of repetitive book in one word, it would be “Fiat.

I strongly abandonemnt anyone serious about their faith journey to give this book a read and see what sort of immediate impact it has on your life, all areas of your life.

Retrieved from ” https: He Spoke to Us. The divine action is the gardener, admirably arranging the flower beds. 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. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Jean Pierre de Caussade

As this takes any form according to the mould caussadw which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to give them. I think this is my favorite book; it is hard to believe that the words were written by a human hand.

But in order to discover them we have to get out of our own way, and get out of God’s way. 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. S7 On the Attainment of Peace.

Be in the present. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Deep within those shadows is the hand of God to support and carry us to complete self-abandonment. Everything beyond this is the work of God and not of man, who must accept it in blind surrender and complete indifference” My difficulty is not that I found anything particularly erroneous about the advice the Fr.

However, if examined carefully, de Cassade’s teachings of ascetic abandonment to divine providence are so esoterically extreme they will not receive sympathetic response from most seekers in this age of rampant self-centredness, ego worship and instant solutions.

We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it? With complete trust and faith we are soft clay molded by God’s hands without any desire for a premeditated outcome. And unlike many editions that are currently available this one has been redone, with new typeset, formatting and layout. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. S1 The life of God in the soul.