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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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Best to read it a bit at a time rather than straight through, since there is quite a bit of repetition due to how it was compiled. We cannot find him by trying to hurry into the future or by thrashing our way back into the past. What could be more easy, and who could refuse to love a will so kind and so good? wbandonment

I happened upon this book at a store in Chicago, right before I embarked in a whole new direction in life geographically, career-wise, lifestyle-wise etc. Matthew Kelly in the introduction states: It constantly circles back to the gentle reminder we have but one provisence duty—to abandon ourselves to His Will, trust Him in everything and live in the Present Moment. Jul 22, Joyce rated it really liked it. Very jexn-pierre foreword by John Beevers in this edition to forestall objections that might identify de Caussade with Quietism.

tl Let us leave the care of our salvation to God. Another is its brevity. 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” A classic of western spiritual reading, this little book was compiled from the letters a French Jesuit priest wrote to the nuns of a jean-pierrr in Nancy, France in the early 18th Century.

The Divine Influence alone can Sanctify Us. Want to Read saving…. The practical advice contained in his guidebook for the faithful was originally a series of letters abandonnment for the Nuns of the Visitation of Nancy, meant to help them navigate the confusing and difficult work of spiritual enlightenment, and comes together here in two distinct parts, one for the theoretical foundations of abandoning oneself to the present moment and one with practical advice on how to live such a life.

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I felt like I had refreshed abandohment understanding of God by reading this book.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

She also introduced me to another, more complete edition of this book which I want to check out when I next have time to return to this book. I have nothing more to see or do, not a single moment of my life is in my own hands.

Into Your Hands, Father. Both titular phrases are Fr. And unlike many editions that are currently available this one has been redone, with new typeset, formatting and layout.

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When we are obsessed in spite of ourselves by these worrying cauasade let us be faithful in making a continual sacrifice of them to the sovereign Master. As with most spiritual books different parts are helpful with each read. S8 To Estimate Degrees of Excellence. Be in the present. Athletic training is great for marathon runners but less useful for accountants; likewise, I think this book is more nourishing for those who live reclusive lives, but holds less for laity than John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila or Francis of Sales who is frequently mentioned, btw.

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Just uploaded it to my Kindle. John Beevers wrote the introduction to the book. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon us whether imposed by the caussaed laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced.


To ask other readers questions about Abandonment to Divine Providenceplease sign up. The heading of the final section in the book states: This is a book one doesn’t read but just meditates on or actually prays the book.

S5 The Common Way of all Souls. An engaging book with a simplicity and yet digs deep into full surrender. There is nothing particularly ill about SAtDP, save for a bit of sketchy theology, but I think this is far more intended for monks and nuns than regular folk in the 21st looking for spiritual wisdom.

Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

God is always in the now. Teresa of Avila, St.

He also shows how to determine what God’s will is for us. Return to Book Page. Its theme will not be exhausted until the end of time. Caussade’s major point is A classic of western spiritual reading, this little book was compiled from the letters a French Jesuit priest wrote to the nuns of a convent in Nancy, France in the early 18th Century. S11 Everything is Supernaturalised by the Divine Action.

Caussade’s major point is that we need to live in the present moment totally submissive to God’s will – i.

But it is a miracle which, while rendering all common and sensible things wonderful, has nothing in itself that is sensibly marvellous. Jan 28, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: And when the soul has arrived at this sublime state it need fear nothing which divnie said against it, for there is no longer anything for it to do in self-defense.