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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For the future, embrace God’s good pleasure and say to him in every happening: De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God’s will is the key to provivence true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people – from beginners providdnce those well advanced in the spiritual life. Consequently it is unnecessary to make it full of strange and unsuitable marvels. S1 The life of God in the soul.

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The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions xbandonment every moment, and acted upon them externally. S3 The Different Duties of Abandonment. Views Read Edit View history.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

He also shows how to determine what God’s will is for us. 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.

What He has done is finished; what remains to providencce done is being carried on at every moment. During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns. This article needs additional citations for verification. It is the beginning of eternal happiness not yet perfectly realised and tasted, except in an incomplete and hidden manner.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The divine action is the gardener, admirably arranging the flower beds.

Its nature and excellence. He reveals that it is not extraordinary feats that God expects for our growth in holiness, but rather heroic attention to every detail in our lives and humble acceptance of our daily lot in life as coming from His hand.

A more authoritative version of these notes was published only in Profit by them then, and God will bless you. 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.

In reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God’s plan.

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S7 Divine Favours Offered to All. S4 The Revelations of ;rovidence. This it respects even in those unruly actions by which the proud attempt to depreciate it. S4 In what Perfection Consists.

Let us love it then, and this love alone will make everything in us divine.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

S7 On the Attainment of Peace. 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.


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. On the virtue of abandonment to Divine Providence. Doors in the Walls of the World. All creatures, good or evil, reveal Him to it. S3 The Generosity of God.

Now this fidelity is equally within each one’s power whether in its active practice, or passive exercise.

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 abanonment have embraced. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

He Spoke to Us. S4 Abandonment as a Source of Joy. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers anandonment 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 the Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws imposed on them by their nature.

It is, in itself, a miracle, a revelation, a constant joy even with the prevalence of minor faults.