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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Let us march on in the trivial duties of our personal devotion without aspiring to great ones, for God does not wish to manifest himself through our own efforts. The book is also available in other translations, one alternatively titled The Sacrament of the Present Moment.

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 the world” About Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Although written by a Jesuit priest, Abandonment to Divine Providence feels much more Carmelite, with a significant influence from St Francis de Sales too. We must also fulfill the duties imposed on us by our state in life and quietly follow any impulses coming from God.

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They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.


We are instructed to see God in our present joys and difficulties relying on his plan for our lives. It is at once simple and yet the most difficult thing to accomplish perfectly. Let the senses feel what they may, you, Lord, are all my good! Jan 28, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

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 caaussade 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.

Open Abandoonment See a Ddivine It benefits by all their efforts, and what is meant to degrade it only increases its virtue. The book, published posthumously, is comprised mostly of letters written by Fr de Caussade to various Sisters of the community in Nancy, France. This makes sense, since he was writing to the Nuns of the Visitation, an Order founded by St Francis. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Profit by them then, providende God will bless you. I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory.


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It’s another beautiful book of life. And unlike many editions that are currently available this one has been redone, with new typeset, formatting and layout. It alone, and nothing else, however sublime or exalted, is the object of my devotion since the purpose of grace is the perfection of the heart not of the mind” Remain in the here-and-now; that is where the incarnate Christ dwells. When we are obsessed in spite of ourselves by these worrying revisions let us be faithful in making a continual sacrifice of them to the sovereign Master.

I have nothing more to see or do, not a single moment of my life is in my own hands. The cheeks of the spouse are compared to beds of flowers, to gardens filled with fragrant blossoms.

Talk about peace and transport–peace in transport. By your submission to His good pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious books. Quotes from Abandonment to Di S8 Great Faith is Necessary.