Online book entitled Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr Jean-Pierre de Caussade, SJ. Abandonment to Divine Providence. With Letters of Father de Caussade on the Practice of Self-Abandonment. By: Jean-Pierre De Caussade. 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.

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Therefore the more you take a high tone, the lower you become in its estimation; and when you think to take it by surprise, it surprises you. Sufficient for the abandonmenh is the evil thereof.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

The Gospel shows in the life of Jesus Christ a succession of these truths; and this same Jesus who lives and works always, continues to live and work in the souls of His saints. We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it? Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. God, who knows our weakness in this respect, allows us to grovel like worms in the mud of our imperfections, until He finds us capable of being raised without feeling any foolish self-satisfaction, or any contempt of others.

It is a fund of peace, of joy, of love, and of satisfaction with God who is seen, known, or rather, believed in, living and operating in the most perfect manner in everything that happens. Jesus Christ is its supreme mouthpiece. S1 Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity.

Extra value of the new Ignatius Press edition is the inclusion of de Caussade’s wonderful letters of spiritual advice. Its passive exercise consists in the loving acceptance of all that God sends us at each moment.

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S1 Hidden Operations of God. The Power of Silence. In a word, their disposition resembles the atmosphere, which is affected by every breeze; or water, which flows into any shaped vessel exactly filling every crevice.

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Learn by this to find repose in no matter what difficulties and troubles, because all will come right when God pleases, and according to our desires, if He should will it so, or permit it.

This it respects even in those unruly actions by which the proud attempt to depreciate it. S6 Submission a Free Gift to God. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. When I say heart, I mean will. 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.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta. S12 The Triumph of Humility. Its nature and excellence.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes

You excite its compassion; it is answering God when you think it is speaking to you: Souls which have once for all submitted themselves to the divine action, ought to interpret everything favourably. Book 2 – On the State of Abandonment. Forgot password or Username?

In reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God’s plan. It is by the apparent withdrawal of these sensible gifts that Providencs prepares the way for that great gift which is the most precious and the most extensive of all, since it embraces all others. Browse All Religious Education. The proud soul cannot comprehend itself, but the simple soul, with the light of faith, can very providrnce see through it. S4 Abandonment as a Source of Joy.


Now this fidelity is equally within each one’s power whether in its active practice, or passive exercise. Each saint receives a share in this divine life, and in each, Jesus Christ is different, although the same in Caussadd.

It is the heart that must be changed. This article needs additional citations for verification. What could be more easy, and who could refuse to love a will so kind and so good? Instead of looking upon his condition caaussade 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.

S4 In what Perfection Consists. S3 Abandonment a Pledge of Predestination.

How to Be Holy. The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions at every moment, and acted upon them externally. He is loved at first for His gifts, but when these are no longer perceptible He is at last loved for Himself. Views Read Edit View history. S6 The Treatment abndonment the Divine Action.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. He also shows how to determine what God’s will is for us. S7 Trust in the guidance of God.

S4 Distrust of Self.

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