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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I find the book very useful in my lay status, in that I accept the uninteresting parts of my life instead of looking for extra opportunities to act holy.

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It’s another beautiful book of life. For prospective mystics open to stepping outside the Christian milieu I would suggest reading the works of duvine Indian mystic Jiddu Krishnamurti instead.

Pere de Caussade emphatically insists that quietism is false mysticism” Kitty Muggeridge, viii. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise.

The Divine Action II. A classical book and yet very alive and of all seasons.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Jean-perre to Book Page. Simplicity is always victorious when faced with worldly wisdom and easily avoids all its tricks without understanding them or even being conscious of them. They are quite individual depending on which specific person he is writing to; you get to know some of the women, as well as the author, indirectly through the letters.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


It is by the apparent withdrawal of these tangible gifts that he prepares the way for the great gift that is the greatest and most precious of all, since it embraces all other gifts” Let the senses feel what they may, you, Lord, are all my good!

My favorite book on which to end the year. It is the heart that must be changed. The style is consistent with the writing of the 18th century and I found this very easy to cope with and, at times, very enjoyable reading.

All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. God is always in the now. He Spoke to Us.

Browse All Religious Education. I do not dispute de Cassade’s exceptional theistical capacity to express contemplative Jesuit detachment but this book’s turgid, pompous, repetitive composition would make discernment problematic for many readers.

I digine 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 Providencf will. I prefer the older, but jean-pierte has its place. See 1 question about Abandonment to Divine Providence…. And yet he misled even her, for, while she was looking for him as she knew him, he appeared to her as a gardener.

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Matthew Kelly in the introduction states: In provieence introduction, the translator correctly states, “Caussade is careful to dissociate himself with Quietism 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. What he ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best and most divine for us” That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade.

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When God gives Himself thus, all that is common becomes wonderful; and it is on this account that nothing seems to be so, because this way is, in itself, extraordinary. Caussade wrote the main content of the book. With complete trust and faith we a This year old compilation of Fr Jean-Pierre de Cassade’s letters and notes deserves a great deal of respect for its author’s depth of devotion to a doctrine predominated by living in qbandonment abandonment only to God’s will.

There are whole authors that I will no longer touch their books because they do not really have a positive impact. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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And when the soul has arrived at this sublime state it need fear nothing which is said against it, for there is no longer anything for it to do in self-defense. For now, I take with me reinforcement of my faith that in every moment the hand of God is active in my life and that I must surrender to his will to live in Holiness.

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