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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Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Diversity of Grace III. De Caussade helps with the discernment of God’s plan is letting God enter profidence life as a providential force so that you become more sensitive to I think this is one of the best books of spiritual guidance that I’ve every read.

It is not that you are going to be holy but that you are being now. There are many book I have read in the past, that I would not read today with where I am at spiritually. We humans want to complicate everything; He wants to simplify things.

Jean Pierre de Caussade

The soul of Jesus Christ received these directions at every moment, and acted upon them externally. S4 The Revelations of God. Father Caussade never knew he wrote this book; what we read today was originally a collection of letters written when he was the spiritual director to the Visitation nuns of Nancy in Franceā€”as well as notes from talks he gave them.

We must humbly accept dr that God’s order requires us to do and suffer.

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. 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.


There is nothing we can do about either. God makes the soul take such suitable measures that they completely confound those who seek to trap it. If one is looking for good devotional literature, my rec I found this book fairly interesting and helpful until is started to be a collection of letters which the author had read through the years.

The letters offer many concrete examples of how to find God’s will in your life and how to put it into practice. I look forward to my time alone absorbing these Christ-like words which reassure me that all I need to do is surrender to Him and love. View all 13 comments. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. He not only understands this rest, but he writes about The edition of this book had this same cover on it. And having tried all the known ways and means of pleasing you and not finding you any longer in any of them, we remain at a loss until, finally, the futility of all our efforts leads us at last to leave all to find you henceforth, you, yourself, everywhere and in all things without discrimination or reflection.

The proud soul cannot comprehend itself, but the simple soul, with the light of faith, can very clearly see through it. This article needs additional citations for verification. This is the first book in a new series called Dynamic Catholic Classics.

Abandonment to Divine Providence

S4 Abandonment as a Source of Joy. Every sentence and paragraph compels the reader to analyze and reanalyze, to perceive an existence so ruled cakssade God’s will that it becomes devoid of even the smallest expression of self will. Deep within those shadows is the hand of God to support and carry us to complete self-abandonment. It is not what we do but with how much love and gratefulness we receive everything that comes from God.

Caussade I remembered that at core, all problems are essentially spiritual because we are spirit. They can only fall under that almighty hand which guides and supports them in all their shortcomings; which leades them towards the divinw from which they are straying, and puts them back on the path they have lost. His book teaches us to totally abandoned ourselves to God’s will and to live in the present moment.


Learn by this to find repose in no matter what difficulties and troubles, because all will come right when God pleases, and according to our desires, if He should will it so, or permit it. S12 The Triumph of Humility.

Recently, I have been filling my poor head with facts from confusing technical reading which doesn’t clarify or solve anything. For the most part I found the letters to be tedious, repetitious, and of limited value. The jena-pierre in the state of abandonment knows how to see God even in the proud who oppose His action.

He is loved at first for His gifts, but when these are no longer perceptible He is at last loved for Himself. After having read many wonderful reviews, having seen this in many lists of Catholic reading plans, and receiving a free copy of the book from a friend, I decided the time had come to read this great Catholic classic: Written as a set of letters for the sisters of the Visitation in France, the book focuses on surrendering one’s will to God in whatever state of life one finds oneself in, in whatever moment.

Return to Book Page. A classical book and yet very alive and of all seasons. Jean-Pierre De Caussade, S. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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