Abandonment to Divine Providence

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"Let go and let God." This popular phrase captures the essence of Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade's 18th century treatise on trust, Abandonment to Divine Providence.

Do you doubt? Do you suffer? Are you anxious about the trials of life?

Father de Caussade offers the one sure solution to any spiritual difficulty: abandon yourself entirely to God by embracing the duties of your station in life. With wisdom and gentleness he teaches how to practice complete submission to the will ...

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Overview


"Let go and let God." This popular phrase captures the essence of Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade's 18th century treatise on trust, Abandonment to Divine Providence.

Do you doubt? Do you suffer? Are you anxious about the trials of life?

Father de Caussade offers the one sure solution to any spiritual difficulty: abandon yourself entirely to God by embracing the duties of your station in life. With wisdom and gentleness he teaches how to practice complete submission to the will of God in every situation, whether we are beginners or seasoned travelers on the way of perfection. True abandonment, he explains, is a trusting, peaceful, and childlike surrender to the guidance of grace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895552266
  • Publisher: Saint Benedict Press /Tan Books Publishers Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 118
  • Sales rank: 529,530
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade was born at Cahors, France in 1675. He is commonly recognized for his instructional letters to the Nuns of the Visitation, whom he served as a spiritual director for seven years. In addition, he spent some time preaching in southern and central France, as well as serving as a theological student director in Toulouse. Jean-Pierre also served as a college rector. He died on December 8, 1751.

Father Caussade is the author of On Prayer, Abandonment to Divine Providence, A Treatise on Prayer from the Heart, and Spiritual Letters.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Book 1 On the Virtue of Abandonment to Divine Providence, Its Nature and Excellence

Chapter 1 Sanctity Consists in Fidelity to the Order Established by God, and in Submission to All His Operations 3

Chapter 2 The Divine Action Works Unceasingly for the Sanctification of Souls 21

Book 2 On the State of Abandonment

Chapter 1 On the Nature and Excellence of the State of Abandonment 49

Chapter 2 The Duties of Those Souls Called by God to the State of Abandonment 63

Chapter 3 The Trials Connected with the State of Abandonment 80

Chapter 4 Concerning the Assistance Rendered by the Fatherly Providence of God to Those Souls Who Have Abandoned Themselves to Him 95

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