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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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Browse All Religious Education. S3 The Generosity of God.

Book 2 – On the State of Abandonment. He was deeply influenced by the writings of both St. Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. The divine action is the gardener, admirably arranging the flower beds. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God’s will. 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.

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. 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. Profit by them then, and God will bless you.

All creatures, good or evil, reveal Him to it. S4 The Revelations of God.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

And this fidelity is equally within everyone’s capacity in both its active and passive exercise. Forgot password or Username?


Therefore, from henceforth, I renounce my own will providencd follow Yours in all things; dispose of me, Oh my God, according to Your good will and pleasure. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Extra value of the new Ignatius Press edition is the inclusion of de Caussade’s wonderful letters of spiritual advice.

S8 Self-guidance a Mistake. He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Providnce.

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 renewed intercourse with God.

S8 God Reigns in a Pure Heart. For the future, embrace God’s good pleasure and say to him in every happening: S12 The Divine Word our Model. 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.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Let God act, and let us do what He requires of us; this is the Gospel; this is the general Scripture, and the common law. Doors in the Walls of the World. S11 The Strength of Simplicity.

S3 How to Aandonment what is the Will of God.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon ccaussade whether imposed by the general laws of Providenve and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced.


If you would live according to the Gospel, abandon yourself simply and entirely to the action of God. Your wiles and violence are just favours from Heaven. We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it? S2 Diversity of Grace.

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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. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. 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.

But it is a miracle which, while rendering all common and sensible things wonderful, has nothing in itself that is sensibly marvellous.

Aabndonment Editions and Formats. God, who knows our weakness in this respect, allows us to grovel like worms in the mud of our imperfections, until He finds us capable of being raised without feeling any foolish self-satisfaction, or any contempt of others.

Add to cart Add to Wishlist. 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 give them.