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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The Gospel shows in the life of Jesus Christ a succession of these absndonment and this same Jesus who lives and works always, continues to live and work in the souls of His saints. In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace. S5 The Common Way of all Souls. S2 The Pains and Consolations of Abandonment. This proves that it is only the heart that is different. As this takes any form according to the mould into which it is poured, so these souls are pliant and easily receptive of any form that God chooses to give them.
S12 The Divine Word our Model. I consecrate this day entirely to Your love and to Your greater glory. S1 Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity. The inordinate love of our own excellence would carry us to as high a caussave as Lucifer, but only like him, to fall into the abyss of pride. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
S2 The most perfect way. 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. S6 Submission a Free Gift to God.
Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. You will acquire a treasure of virtue and merit for Heaven, and a submission and abandonment which will enable you to make more progress in the ways of God than any other practice of piety.
S7 On the Attainment of Peace. S7 Divine Favours Offered to All. Other Editions and Formats. 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 abanonment 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 povidence and rebellion.
What He has done is finished; what remains to be done is being carried on at every moment.
Its nature and excellence. He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house.
Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade
The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions at every moment, and acted upon them externally. Souls which have once for all submitted themselves to the divine action, ought to interpret everything favourably. When God gives Himself sivine, 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.
S7 Trust in the guidance of God. In reality sanctity can be reduced to one single practice, fidelity to the duties appointed by God. The Holy Spirit ever inspired His holy soul and, being entirely abandoned to its every breath, it had no need to consult the providebce that had passed, to know how to act in that which was coming. 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 divkne we may have embraced.
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Extra value of the new Ignatius Press edition is the inclusion of de Caussade’s wonderful letters of spiritual advice. He was spiritual director to the Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, Francedivins to The finding of the divine action in all that occurs at each moment, in and around us, is true science, a continuous revelation of truth, and an unceasingly renewed caussaed with God.
The gifts He bestows on them are not always the causaade 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.
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. The Way of Prayer.
Summary Incarnation Miracles Redemption Resurrection. 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 the Creator, in leaving Him free to do as He pleases, and, on their side, obeying the laws imposed on them by their nature.
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.