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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Forgot password or Username? Return to Book Page. S2 Diversity of Grace.

Each saint receives a share in this divine life, and in each, Jesus Christ is different, although the same in Himself. S8 Great Faith is Necessary.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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 to whatever You will.

I conjure you to do this, as in this way you will induce God to deal favourably with you and to help you in every way. This classic belongs in every spiritual library. Jean-Pierre De Caussade S.

Sanctity, then, consists in willing all that God wills for us. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God’s plan.


S7 On the Attainment of Peace.

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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. Add to cart Add to Wishlist. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Browse Abanvonment Religious Education.

You will acquire a treasure of virtue and merit for Heaven, and a submission and abandonment which will enable you to make more progress in the ways of God than any other practice of piety. 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.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

S6 The Treatment of the Divine Action. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is, in itself, a miracle, a revelation, a constant joy even with the prevalence of minor faults. It is, possibly, with this view that God permits all these troublesome and trying imaginations.

S11 The Strength of Simplicity. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon us whether imposed by the general laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced.

Why should you be so ingenious in tormenting yourself beforehand about something provdience perhaps will never happen? During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns. The soul in the state of abandonment knows how to see God even in the proud who oppose His action. S7 Trust in the guidance of God. Profit by them then, and God will bless you.


Soul of Saint Elizabeth Seton. S7 Conviction of Weakness.

S7 Divine Favours Offered to All. He was spiritual director to the Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, Francefrom to For the future, embrace God’s good pleasure and say to him in every happening: 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.

S2 The most perfect way.

You excite its compassion; it is answering God when you think it is speaking to you: 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 whatever name or form it might appear, even though expressed by the most terrible catastrophes, was holy. Francis de Sales and St. How to Be Holy. By your submission to His good pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious books.