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Bibliology (BibleDoctrine) Catholic

Author:
Father de Cassuade

e-Sword Version:
9.x - 10.x

Abandonment TO Divine Providence
By Father de Caussade
INTRODUCTION
BOOK I. ON THE VIRTUE OF ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE; ITS NATURE AND EXCELLENCE.
CHAPTER I. SANCTITY CONSISTS IN FIDELITY TO THE ORDER ESTABLISHED BY GOD, AND IN SUBMISSION TO ALL HIS OPERATIONS.
SECTION I. Hidden Operations of God.
SECTION II. The duties of each moment are the shadows beneath which hides the divine operation.
SECTION III.--The Work of our Sanctification.
SECTION IV.--In what Perfection Consists.
SECTION V.--The Divine Influence alone can Sanctify Us.
SECTION VI.--On the Use of Mental Faculties.
SECTION VII.--On the Attainment of Peace.
SECTION VIII.--To Estimate Degrees of Excellence.
SECTION IX.--Sanctity Made Easy.
CHAPTER II. THE DIVINE ACTION WORKS UNCEASINGLY FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF SOULS.
SECTION I.
SECTION II.--By Faith the Operation of God is recognized.
SECTION III.--How to Discover what is the Will of God.
SECTION IV.--The Revelations of God.
SECTION V.--The action of Jesus Christ in the Souls of Men.
SECTION VI.--The Treatment of the Divine Action.
SECTION VII.--The Hidden Work of Divine Love.
SECTION VIII.--Experimental Science.
SECTION IX.--The Will of God in the Present Moment is the Source of Sanctity.
SECTION X.--God Makes Known His Will Through Creatures.
SECTION XI.--Everything is Supernaturalised by the Divine Action.
SECTION XII.--The Divine Word our Model.
BOOK II. ON THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT.
CHAPTER I. ON THE NATURE AND EXCELLENCE OF THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT.
SECTION I. --The life of God in the soul.
SECTION II.--The most perfect way.
SECTION III.--Abandonment a Pledge of Predestination.
SECTION IV.--Abandonment a Source of Joy.
SECTION V. The Great Merit of Pure Faith.
SECTION VI.--Submission a Free Gift to God.
SECTION VII.--Submission a Free Gift to God. Every soul is called to enjoy the infinite benefits contained in this state.
SECTION VIII.--God Reigns in a Pure Heart.
CHAPTER II.THE DUTIES OF THOSE SOULS CALLED BY GOD TO THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT.
SECTION I. --Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity.
SECTION II.--The Pains and Consolations of Abandonment.
SECTION III.--The Different Duties of Abandonment.
SECTION IV.--God Does All for a Soul of Goodwill. The conduct of a soul raised to a state of abandonment with regard to this twofold manifestation of the good pleasure of God.
SECTION V.--The Common Way of all Souls.
SECTION VI.--The Duty of the Present Moment the Only Rule.
SECTION VI.--Trust in the guidance of God.
SECTION VI.--Great Faith is Necessary.
CHAPTER III. THE TRIALS CONNECTED WITH THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT.
SECTION I. --Unwise Interference.
SECTION II. --Unjust Judgments.
SECTION III. --Self-Contempt.
SECTION IV. --Distrust of Self.
SECTION V. --The Life of Faith.
CHAPTER IV. CONCERNING THE ASSISTANCE RENDERED BY THE FATHERLY PROVIDENCE OF GOD TO THOSE SOULS WHO HAVE ABANDONED THEMSELVES TO HIM.
SECTION I. --Confidence in God.
SECTION II. --Diversity of Grace.
SECTION III. --The Generosity of God.
SECTION IV. --The Most Ordinary Things are Channels of Grace.
SECTION V. --Nature and Grace the Instruments of God.
SECTION VI. --Supernatural Prudence.
SECTION VII. --Conviction of Weakness.
SECTION VIII. --Self-guidance a Mistake.
SECTION IX. --Divine Love, the Principle of All Good.
SECTION X. --We Must see God in all His Creatures.
SECTION XI. --The Strength of Simplicity.
SECTION XII. --The Triumph of Humility.
SPIRITUAL COUNSELS OF FR. DE CAUSSADE
Prayer.
Second Part

LETTER S ON THE PRACTICE OF ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE.



FIRST BOOK. ON THE ESTEEM FOR AND LOVE OF THIS VIRTUE.
LETTER I. Happiness and Peace of Abandonment.
LETTER II.--A Short Way to Perfection.
LETTER IV.--Liberty of Spirit.
LETTER V.--Recourse to Providence.
LETTER VI.--Alone with God.
LETTER VII.--A Holy Community.
LETTER VIII.--Our Dependence on God. To Sister Marie-Anne-Thérèse de Rosen (1724).
LETTER IX.--The Goodness of God. To Sister Marie-Thérèse de Viomènil.
LETTER X.--Continued Troubles.
LETTER XI.--Good Wishes. To the Sisters of the Visitation at Nancy (1732).
SECOND BOOK
LETTER I.--Some General Principles. To Sister Marie-Antoinette de Mahuet (1731).
LETTER II.--The Three Degrees of Virtue.
LETTER III.--The First Work of God in the Soul. To Madame de Lesen (1731).
LETTER IV.--Practice of Abandonment.
LETTER V.--Means of Acquiring this Practice.
LETTER VI.--Rules for General Direction. To Sister Marie-Thérèse de Viomènil.
LETTER VII.--Rules for Direction.
LETTER VIII.--Advice on Prayer.
LETTER IX.--Danger of Delusion Explained.
LETTER X.--Delusions in Prayer.
LETTER XI.--The Impressions of the Holy Spirit.
LETTER XII.--Peace and Submission.
LETTER XIII.--Peace and Confidence.
LETTER XIV.--Singular Favors of God.
LETTER XV.--Heartfelt Prayer.
LETTER XVI.--The Operations of Grace.
LETTER XVII.--Attraction to the Interior Life.
LETTER XVIII.--Desires to be Moderated.
LETTER XIX.--To Aim at Simplicity.
LETTER XX.--Holy Simplicity.
LETTER XXI.--Different Attractions of Grace.
LETTER XXII.--Fidelity to the Call of God.
LETTER XXIII.--The Value of Good Desires.
LETTER XXIV.--The Call of God a Sign of Predestination.
LETTER XXV.--God Only Desires What We are Able to Give.
LETTER XXVI.--Abandonment as to Employments and Undertakings.
LETTER XXVII.--Acceptance of Duties.
LETTER XXVIII.--To Will Only What God Wills.
LETTER XXIX.--To Leave All to God.
LETTER XXX.--Resignation in Sickness.
LETTER XXXI.--Conduct in Sickness.
LETTER XXXII.--Patience with the Faults of Others.
LETTER XXXIII.--Patience with Oneself.
LETTER XXXIV.--Preparation for the Sacraments.
LETTER XXXV.--Conduct in a Time of Rest.
LETTER XXXVI.--On Life and Death.
LETTER XXXVI.--Not to Desire Consolations.
THIRD BOOK ON THE OBSTACLES TO ABANDONMENT.
LETTER I.--About Vanity and Infidelities.
LETTER II.--The Defects of Beginners.
LETTER III.--The Illusions of the Devil.
LETTER IV.--Interior Troubles.
LETTER V.--On the Love of One's Neighbor.
LETTER VI.--On Attachments.
LETTER VII.--Personal Attachments.
LETTER VIII.--On Natural Activity.
LETTER IX.--On Excessive Fervor.
LETTER X.--Restraint of Over-Eagerness.
LETTER XI.--Intemperate Zeal.
LETTER XII.--On Obedience.
LETTER XIII.--On being Self-Opinionated.
LETTER XIV.--On Reserve with a Director.
LETTER XIV.--On Discouragement.
LETTER XVI.--Fear of Singularity.
FOURTH BOOK THE FIRST TRIALS OF SOULS CALLED TO THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT. ARIDITIES, WEAKNESSES AND WEARINESS
LETTER I.--Aridity and Weakness.
LETTER II.--Different States of the Soul.
LETTER III.--Abandonment During Trials.
LETTER IV.--Darkness and Doubts.
LETTER V.--Distractions in Prayer.
LETTER VI.--Fear of Wasting Time.
LETTER VII.--On Darkness and Want of Feeling.
LETTER VIII.--On Dryness and Distractions.
LETTER IX.--Passive Recollection.
LETTER X.--The Use of Faults.
LETTER XI.--Remembrance of Past Sins.
LETTER XII.--How to make use of trials.
LETTER XIII.--The Use of Trials continued.
LETTER XIV.--Remedies for Troubles.
LETTER XV.--Trials to be Endured Peacefully.
LETTER XVI.--Sensitiveness about Defects
LETTER XVII.--Confidence in God
LETTER XVIII.--Sacrifice and Fidelity
LETTER XIX.--Glorified by Sufferings
LETTER XX.--The Fruit of Trials.
LETTER XXI.--Things Painful to Nature.
FIFTH BOOK FRESH TRIALS, SUFFERINGS AND PRIVATIONS.
LETTER I.--Rules to be Observed in Illness.
LETTER II.--Different Sufferings.
LETTER III.--On Public Calamities.
LETTER IV.--Opportunities for Practicing Charity.
LETTER V.--Profit to be gained by Patient Endurance.
LETTER VI.--Difficulties.
LETTER VII.--Rules for Difficult Circumstances.
LETTER VIII.--Annoyances caused by Good People.
LETTER IX.--How to Bear these Trials.
LETTER X.--To see God in our Trials.
LETTER XI.--To Seek God's Help Alone.
LETTER XII.--God Alone.
LETTER XIII.--Reliance on God Alone.
LETTER XIV.--Abandonment in Trials.
LETTER XV.--The Use of Afflictions.
LETTER XVI.--Detachment.
LETTER XVII.--Conduct during Trials.
LETTER XVIII.--Will of God to be Preferred.
LETTER XIX.--The Happiness of Resignation.
SIXTH BOOK ON THE CONTINUATION OF TRIALS, AND FEAR OF THE ANGER OF GOD.

LETTER I.--On Temptations.
LETTER II.--The Fear of Temptation.
LETTER III.--The State of One Tempted.
LETTER IV.--Different Temptations.
LETTER V.--The Fear of Being Wanting in Submission.
LETTER VI.--Fear Caused by Self-Love.
LETTER VII.--The Want of Good-Will.
LETTER VIII.--The Love of Creatures and of God.
LETTER IX.--The Love of Creatures and of God.
LETTER X.--Fear of Making No Progress.
LETTER XI.--On Fears About Confession.
LETTER XII.--Rules to Free Oneself from these Fears.
LETTER XIII.--On Fears About Contrition.
LETTER XIV.--On General Confession.
LETTER XV.--Different Fears.
LETTER XVI.--Hatred of Sin.
LETTER XVII.--Remorse and Rebellion.
LETTER XVIII.--God Alone can Remove These Trials.
LETTER XIX.--On Relapses.
LETTER XX.--Depression under Trials.
LETTER XXI.--On Humble Silence and Patience During Trials.
LETTER XXII.--To Bear With Oneself.
LETTER XXIII.--On Past Sins.
LETTER XXIV.--Results of Imprudence.
LETTER XXV.--Interior Suffering.
LETTER XXVI.--On Different States of Resignation.
SEVENTH BOOK THE LAST TRIALS. AGONY AND MYSTICAL DEATH. THE FRUIT THEREOF.
LETTER I.--Temptation to Despair.
LETTER II.--Good Symptoms.
LETTER III.--Interior Oppression.
LETTER V.--On Emptiness of Heart.
LETTER VI.--Fresh Suffering.
LETTER VII.--Supernatural Fears.
LETTER VIII.--Violent Temptations.
LETTER IX.--Death of Self-Love.
LETTER X.--On Mystical Death.
LETTER XI.--For the Time of Retreat.
LETTER XII.--After the Retreat.
LETTER XIII.--The Fear of Reprobation.
LETTER XIV.--Explanations and Direction.
LETTER XV.--Perfect Detachment.
LETTER XVI.--Explanation of Apparent Despair.
LETTER  XVII.--Abandonment in Trials.
LETTER XVIII.--Fruit of Death to Self.

The translation from the French of Father de Caussade's book on "Abandonment to Divine Providence" is to my knowledge well done, and is a faithful rendering of the original text.
ANSCAR VONIER, O.S.B., Abbot
DOM DUNSTAN, O.S.B.
3rd March, 1921
JOANNES Ep. Plym.
7th March, 1921
Agent for America
B. HERDER BOOK COMPANY
15 & 17 SOUTH BROADWAY
ST. LOUIS, MO Abandonment TO Divine Providence BY THE REV. J. P. DE CAUSSADE, S.J.
EDITED BY THE REV. J. RAMIÉRE, S.J.
INTRODUCTION BY DOM ARNOLD, O.S.B.
From the Tenth Complete French Edition
BY
E. J. STRICKLAND
B. HERDER BOOK COMPANY
15 & 17 SOUTH BROADWAY
ST LOUIS, 2, Mo. DEDICATED TO ST JOSEPH
"the one chosen shadow of God upon earth." -Father Faber. "Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and last revealed them to little ones. Yea Father, for so hath it seemed good in thy sight:" Mat_11:25-26.
Made in England by the Catholic Records Press, Haven Road, Exeter

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