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

When I say heart, I mean will. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. S11 The Strength of Simplicity. 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. All that takes place within us, around us, or through us, contains and conceals His divine action. The divine action is the gardener, admirably arranging the flower beds.

S5 The Common Way of all Souls. He was deeply influenced by the writings of both St. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

By your submission to His caussad pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious books. They are before God like a perfectly woven fabric with a clear surface; and neither think, nor seek to know what God will be pleased to trace thereon, because they have confidence in Him, they abandon themselves to Him, and, entirely absorbed by their duty, they think not of themselves, nor of what may be necessary for them, nor of how to obtain it.


Why should you be so ingenious in tormenting yourself beforehand about something which perhaps will never happen? Browse All Religious Education. Retrieved from ” https: Sanctity, then, consists in willing all that God wills for us. A more authoritative version of these notes was published only in De Provifence 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.

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S1 Confidence in God. Consequently it is unnecessary to make it full of strange and unsuitable marvels. In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving providnece following all the inspirations of grace.

It is a rejoicing with the Spouse, not in secret, nor by stealth, in the cellar, or the vineyard, but openly, and in provodence, without any human respect.

Jean Pierre de Caussade

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Divine Influence alone can Sanctify Us. 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. John of the Cross. Want to Read saving….


Summary Incarnation Miracles Redemption Resurrection. Caussade spent years as preacher in southern and central France, as a college rector providenec Perpignan and at Albiand as the director of theological caussafe at the Jesuit house in Toulousewhich is where he died.

Let us love it then, and this love alone will make everything in us divine. Uneasy forebodings do us much harm; why do you so readily give way to them?

But it is a miracle which, while rendering all common and sensible things wonderful, has nothing in itself that is sensibly marvellous. S12 The Triumph of Humility.

Abandonment to Divine Providence Quotes by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

S3 The Generosity of God. This garden resembles no other, for among all the flowers there are no two alike, or that can be providsnce 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. Francis de Sales and St. S7 On the Attainment abaandonment Peace.