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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The gifts He bestows on them are not always the most apparent to the senses, nor the most agreeable, nor the most sought after, but the most necessary and solid; all the more so, usually, in being less felt and more mortifying to self-love; for that which helps us most powerfully to live to God is what best enables us to die to self.

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. S4 The Revelations of God.

Francis de Sales and St. The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into procidence. Uneasy forebodings do us much harm; why do you so readily give way to them?


He also shows how to determine what God’s will is for us. Be the first to submit a review on this product! This classic belongs in every spiritual library.

Return to Book Page. He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house. On the virtue of abandonment to Divine Providence. 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 does them to please himself, or endures them with reluctance and rebellion.


Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Your wiles and violence are just favours from Heaven. S7 Divine Favours Offered to All. In reality sanctity can be reduced to one single practice, fidelity to the duties appointed by God.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Site Navigation Home Our Faith. 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.

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He was spiritual director to the Nuns of the Visitation in Divie, Francefrom to All creatures, good or evil, reveal Him to it. Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Its passive exercise consists in the loving acceptance of all that God sends us at each moment. De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God’s will is the key to attaining true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people – from beginners to those well advanced in the spiritual life.

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And this fidelity is equally within everyone’s capacity in both its active and passive exercise. During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns.

S8 Great Faith is Necessary. Browse All Religious Education. 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 caussave as You please; I give myself into Your hands and submit myself to whatever You will.

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Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. S8 God Reigns in a Pure Heart. Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. S12 The Triumph of Humility. Other Editions and Formats. Description Editorial Reviews Author Biography Customer Abandonmemt God is to be found in the simplest of abandknment daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us. The more He strikes off of what is natural, the more He gives of what is supernatural.