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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Francis de Sales and St. By your submission to His good pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious books. The Divine Influence alone can Sanctify Us. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve abanxonment us whether imposed by the general laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced.

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. Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God’s will is the key to attaining true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people – from beginners to those well advanced in the spiritual life.

Sanctity, then, consists in willing all that God wills for us. Profit by them then, and God dkvine bless you. It is the beginning of eternal happiness not yet perfectly realised and tasted, except in an incomplete and hidden manner. These numerous letters provide a great additional source of wisdom and practical guidance for how to grow in abandonment and to deepen our union with God in our daily lives.

He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house. 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.


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Add to cart Add to Wishlist. S7 Conviction of Weakness. Description Editorial Reviews Author Biography Customer Reviews God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us.

On the virtue of abandonment to Divine Providence. God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us. Caussade spent years as preacher in 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.

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All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. If you would live according to the Gospel, abandon yourself simply and entirely to the action of God.

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S7 On the Attainment of Peace. The Holy Spirit, who arranges all the pieces on the board of life, will, by this fruitful and continual presence of His action, say at the hour of death, “fiat lux,” “let there be light” Gen.

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. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity than molten metal.

He was deeply influenced by the writings of both St. Doors in the Walls of the World. It is a rejoicing with the Spouse, not in secret, nor by stealth, in the cellar, or the vineyard, but openly, and in public, without any human respect.


Forgot password or Username? That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Site Navigation Home Our Faith. It is, possibly, with this view that God permits all these troublesome and trying imaginations. Review provicence Rate this Item. Let us love it then, and this love alone will make everything in us divine. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Often it imagines that the modesty of the simple soul is a mark of appreciation for itself; when, divinee 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.

S3 The Different Duties of Abandonment. S5 The Life of Faith. Return to Book Page. Jean-Pierre De Caussade S.

Causssade Submission a Free Gift to God. S3 How to Discover what is the Will of God. Views Read Edit View history. 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 abandlnment Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws imposed on them by their nature.

Consequently it is unnecessary to make it full of strange and unsuitable marvels.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

The inordinate love of our own excellence would carry us to as high a flight as Lucifer, but only like him, to fall into the abandonmenr of pride. But it is a miracle which, while rendering all common and sensible things wonderful, has nothing in itself that is sensibly marvellous.

S2 The most perfect way.