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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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Introduction to the Devout Life. Provided that God sees that their intentions are good he ignores the rest and accepts as done that which they would infallibly have done had they been strengthened by a clearer insight” Instead of looking upon his condition as ruin, he called it the name of God and by blessing it he protested that the divine will under abandnment name or form it might appear, even though expressed by the most terrible catastrophes, was holy.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Caussade spent years as preacher abadonment southern and central France, as a college rector at Perpignan and at Albiand as the director of theological students at the Jesuit house in Toulousewhich is where he died. That is why there is only perfect love and sacrifice. The Divine Action II. S4 In what Perfection Consists. Therefore, from henceforth, I renounce my own will to follow Yours in all things; dispose of me, Oh my God, according to Your good will and pleasure.

Such a sweetly elemental principle! What he abandnment for us each moment is what is most holy, best and most divine for us” The image that I have is akin to that of childbirth.

A lot of wisdom to ponder in this book. S1 Hidden Operations of God.

As this takes any form according to the mould zbandonment which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to give them. However, and I mean this with the utmost sincerity and realize the extent to which it may seem chauvinistic, it seems to me that this community is that which this material was originally delivered to: Let God act, causssde let us do what He requires of us; this is the Gospel; this is the general Scripture, and the common law.


That is why it is perfect both as an audiobook and a devotional.

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His book teaches us to totally abandoned ourselves to God’s will and to live in the present moment. Because of the recommendation of a friend, I started to read this book, and because of my principle of finishing what I start I persevered to the end–although I read through the last half of the book rather rapidly. Finished listening to this again.

Sacrifice, the Foundation of Yb II. After having read many wonderful reviews, having seen this in many lists of Catholic reading plans, and receiving a free copy of the too from a friend, I decided the time had come to read this great Catholic classic: Xbandonment 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.

Every sentence and paragraph compels the reader to analyze and reanalyze, to perceive an existence so ruled by God’s will that it becomes devoid of even the smallest expression of self will. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. S4 Cajssade Revelations of God. We humans want to complicate everything; He wants to simplify things.

All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. I do not dispute de Cassade’s exceptional theistical capacity to express contemplative Jesuit detachment but this book’s turgid, pompous, repetitive composition would make discernment problematic for many readers.


Athletic training is great for marathon runners but less useful for accountants; likewise, I think this book is more nourishing for those tp live reclusive lives, but holds less for laity than John of the Cro As mystic works go that I’ve read, de Caussade is perhaps the most buried in the cloister.

Its nature and excellence. 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.

Caussade I remembered that at core, all problems are essentially spiritual because we are spirit. The only sin He can’t forgive is the one for which we are not truly sorry. And having tried all the known ways and means of pleasing you dvine not finding you any longer in any of them, we remain at a loss until, finally, the futility of all our efforts leads us at last jdan-pierre leave all to find you henceforth, you, yourself, everywhere and in all things without discrimination or reflection.

I found this book fairly interesting and helpful until is started to be a collection of letters which the author had providencs through the years. 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. If we read Molinos and then Caussade, we shall inevitably be struck be a similarity in their thought.

This was a great read for me during a difficult time.