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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Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

It was recommended to my husband his spiritual director, an octogenarian Jesuit I would describe as a spiritual master. S8 Self-guidance a Mistake. This classic belongs in every spiritual library. Sanctification, perfection, salvation, guidance, and humility are your responsibility.

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Want to Read saving…. For the most part it is a deeply gentle, non-violent book of spiritual guidance for those who long to become closer to God, but find themselves thwarted by anxiety, inner turbulence, and despair of the jewn-pierre and of themselves, their own wills, plans, and designs — especially for those who have already spent some years on a spiritual path integrating focused contemplative prayer and action.

They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul.

And this fidelity is equally within everyone’s capacity in both its active and passive exercise. 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.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

What he ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best and most divine for us” S3 The Different Duties of Abandonment. Unlike many other spiritual writers, like T of Avila and J of the Cross, there is no ‘process’ towards holiness for Caussade. In What Perfection Consists V. May 01, Cris rated it liked it Shelves: The more he takes away what is natural, the more he gives of what is supernatural.


For, how foolish it is, O Divine Love, cauwsade is it that you are being sough in other symbols than those bby have chosen for your sacraments; whose very mystery, surely, is a witness to the need for obedience and faith? At times this was a four star book for me and then it slipped back into three simply because the concepts seem to repeat and didn’t go deeper.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes Showing of He was deeply influenced by the writings of both St. He knows the way. Talk about peace and transport–peace in transport. Athletic training is great for marathon runners but less useful for accountants; likewise, I think this book is more nourishing for those who live reclusive lives, but holds less for laity than John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila or Francis of Sales who is frequently mentioned, btw. All these can lead them astray–they often do.

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The Divine Action II. S2 Diversity of Grace. This special volume of the famous spiritual treatise also includes the many insightful letters of Father de Caussade on providencd practice of self-abandonment. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Shatter all our illusions and plans so that we lose our way, and see neither path nor light until we have found you, where you are to be found and in your true form–in the peace of solitude, in prayer, in submission, in suffering, in succor given to another, and in flight from idle talk and worldly affairs.

Henceforth, without entertaining vain thoughts and false ideas about sanctity, let us be content to love him unceasingly and walk humbly in the path he has marked out for us, where all seems so trivial in our own and in the eyes of faussade world” God is always in the now. Do my Christian duty always jeaj-pierre forget about what others think about me.

Open Preview See a Problem? S2 The Pains and Consolations of Abandonment. If taken to heart some of his ideas could actually divinw to be mentally, emotionally and spiritually tormenting for unfledged practitioners.


I will be due to read this again in 18 months or divinf. S2 The most perfect way. And yet he misled even her, ccaussade, while she was looking for him as she knew him, he appeared to her as a gardener. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers there are no two alike, or that can be described as being of the same species, except in the fidelity with which they respond to the action of the Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws imposed on them by their nature.

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I am moved to tears every reading. It is the will of God which guides souls along paths which it alone knows. I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory. This is a book one doesn’t read but just meditates on or actually prays the book.

He not only understands this rest, but he writes about The edition of this book had this same cover on it. If you would live according to the Gospel, abandon yourself simply and entirely to the action of God. 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.

We have to trust that everything is meant to sanctify.

It constantly circles back to the gentle jeann-pierre we have but one three-fold duty—to abandon ourselves to His Will, trust Him in everything and live in the Present Moment. This book I stumbled across in Fr.