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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Uneasy forebodings do us much harm; why do you so readily give way to them? To avoid any anxieties which may be caused by either regret of the past or fear of the future, here in a few words is the rule to follow: Want to Read saving….

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The only sin He can’t forgive is the one for which we are not truly sorry. S5 The Life of Faith. It is for your to direct everything.

The more he takes away what is natural, the more he gives of what is supernatural. I was much disappointed. It is not that you are going to be holy but that you are being now.

With complete trust and faith we are soft clay molded by God’s hands without any desire for a premeditated outcome. 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. They were fully persuaded that in this consists the entire perfection of the soul. The more He strikes off of what is natural, the more He gives of what is supernatural.

I am eternally grateful for this wonderful little book–which I have already read many times–and to which I hope to return many more times. The Triumph of Humility One of the passages from this book that really spoke to me abandonnment Born in in the south of France, there is almost nothing known about Caussade—no picture survives, no physical description, and very few facts.


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As I was reading it I knew that this was instruction on truly living a life of faith; a book I will continue to read, over and over, for the rest of my days. Very helpful foreword by John Beevers in this edition to forestall objections that might identify de Caussade with Quietism. I love this book. I have read both versions, Sacrament of the Present Momentbeing the newer translation of Abandonment of Divine Providence. Oct 01, Edvard Taylor rated it it was amazing.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

S1 The life abandpnment God in the soul. God is always in the now. Simplicity is always victorious when faced with worldly wisdom and easily avoids all providende tricks without understanding them or even being conscious of them.

We shall be God’s saints through his grace and special providence. There is nothing particularly ill about SAtDP, save for a bit of sketchy theology, but Caussqde think this is far more intended for monks and nuns than regular folk in the 21st looking for spiritual wisdom.

May 12, Becca Arend rated it it was amazing. At times this was a four star book for me and then it slipped back into three simply because the concepts seem to repeat and didn’t go deeper. Paperbackpages.

So when a new edition became available, with an introduction by Matthew Kelly, I read it within days of it being available. Between this and The Sacrament of the Present Momentwhich is modern version of the same book, I prefer this. For those interested in a wonderfully translated English from the French – in terms of smooth reading, since I cannot speak of the accuracy of the translation – this would be a good book to read. Abandknment we are obsessed in spite of sivine by these worrying revisions let us be faithful in making sivine continual sacrifice of them to abandonmnet sovereign Master.


No, poor fool, the simple soul fears you not at all. In every moment of every day, we are called to seek God’s will and to carry out our part in his plan, which immediately liberates us from worrying about things we cannot do anything about. 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. He not only understands this rest, but he writes about The edition of this book had this same cover on it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I will be due to read thi Finished listening to this again.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. He is not making impossible demands on them, he only asks that their good intention be united to his so that he may lead, guide, and reward proivdence accordingly” I like this skinny little book. A lot of wisdom to ponder in this book. Francis de Sales, touches in a uniquely loving and gentle way on the sufferings on the soul immersed in the dark night of the spirit, offers guidance on ways of contemplation and the attainment of tl humility, which, as the author asserts, This beautiful, extraordinary and timeless book by an 18th century author is one of the greatest mystical treatises of any time in any religion.

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