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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Rev. Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
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"To remain indifferent to good fortune or to adversity by accepting it all from the hand of God without questioning, not to ask for things to be done as we would like them but as God wishes, to make the intention of all our prayers that God's will should be perfectly accomplished in ourselves and in all creatures is to find the secret of happiness and content."

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Fr Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
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An Unabridged Edition with all footnotes to scripture, to include: The Will of God Made and Governs All Things - God Controls All Events, Whether Good or Bad - How Can God Will or Allow Evil? - God Does Everything With Supreme Wisdom - Trials and Punishments Are Blessings From God - Our Trials Are Never Greater Than Our Strength to Bear Them - The Great Advantages to be Gained From Entire Conformity to the Divine Will - Man Sanctifies Himself by This Conformity - Conformity to God's Will Makes Us Happy in This Life as Well - The Practice of Conformity to the Will of God - In the Natural Incidents of Our Daily Lives - In Public Calamities - In the Cares and Difficulties of Family Life - In Reverses of Fortune - In Poverty and Hardships - In Adversity and Disgrace - In Defects of Nature - Sickness And Infirmity - In Death And the Manner Of It - In the Loss of Spiritual Consolation - In the Consequences of - Our Sins - In Interior Trials - In Spiritual Favors - Summary And Conclusion - Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence - Consoling Truths - Trust in God's Wisdom - When God sends us Trials - Loving recourse to God - Practice of trustful surrender - Adversity Is Useful for the Just and Necessary For Sinners - We Must Have Trust in Providence - Unexpected advantages from our trials - Opportunities for acquiring merit and saving our souls - Recourse to Prayer - To Obtain What We Want - To be Delivered From Evil - We do not Ask Enough - Perseverance in Prayer - Obstinate Trust - Exercise In Conformity to Divine Providence - Act of Faith, Hope and Charity - Act of Filial Submission to Providence - Usefulness of This Exercise

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Jean-Baptiste Saint-Jure
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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Blessed Claude De La Colombire
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Let us consider some excerpts from this wonderful work: Nothing happens in the universe without God willing and allowing it. This statement must be taken absolutely of everything with the exception of sin. 'Nothing occurs by chance in the whole course of our lives' is the unanimous teaching of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, 'and God intervenes everywhere.' To the question, "In what things should we practice conformity to the will of God?" there can be only one answer: "In everything." The first thing that God asks of us is that we should faithfully keep His commandments and those of the Church, humbly obey those who have authority over us, and carefully fulfill the duties of our state. Thereafter we should desire what God does and accept with filial submission all that is decided by His Providence. Let us now see some of the circumstances which may arise. It is clear then that we do not receive anything because we do not ask enough. God could not give us little, He could not restrict His liberality to small things without doing us grave harm. Do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that we offend God if we ask for temporal benefits or to be freed from misfortune. Obviously prayers of this kind can rightly be addressed to Him by making the condition that they are not contrary to His glory or our eternal salvation. But as it is hardly likely that it would redound to His glory for Him to answer them, or to our advantage to have them answered if our wishes end there, it must be repeated that as long as we are content with little we run the risk of obtaining nothing.

A Commentary on Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Swami Nijananda Bharati
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This second volume of Swami Nijananda's Commentary on Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence, is a reflection on the writings of Blessed Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.. This volume continues the discussion of the belief that nothing happens to us in life unless God wills it so. Swami Nijananda leads an illustrious discussion of a process that turns stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Reverend Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure And Sa
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"Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence by Reverend Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure and Saint Claude La Colombiere: " Publisher: Kindle E-Book Edition: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-278-8 In what does the sanctification of man and his perfection consist? "Some" says St. Francis of Sales "place it in austerity, others in giving to charity, others in frequenting the sacraments, others in prayer. But for my part I know no other perfection than loving God with all one's heart. Without this love all the virtues are only a heap of stones." The truth of this cannot be doubted. The Scriptures are full of it. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, thy whole soul and thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment Our Lord tells us. And St. Paul: "Above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection." "Publisher: " Catholic Way Publishing. This Paperback is the ideal small size of 5" x 8.""

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Reverend Jean and Saint Claude
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TREATING OF THE Will of God St. Thomas, following St. Augustine, teaches that it is the cause of all that exists. The Psalmist tells us that “all that the Lord wills He does in heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all the deeps.” Again in the Book of the Apocalypse it is written: “Worthy art thou, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou hast created all things, and because of thy will they existed and were created.”

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
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It is one of the most firmly established and most consoling of the truths that have been revealed to us that (apart from sin) nothing happens to us in life unless God wills it so. Wealth and poverty alike come from Him. If we fall ill, God is the cause of our illness; if we get well, our recovery is due to God. We owe our lives entirely to Him, and when death comes to put an end to life, His will be the hand that deals the blow. But should we attribute it to God when we are unjustly persecuted? Yes, He is the only person you can charge with the wrong you suffer. He is not the cause of the sin the person commits by ill-treating you, but He is the cause of the suffering that person inflicts on you while sinning. God did not inspire your enemy with the will to harm you, but He gave him the power to do so. If you receive a wound, do not doubt but that it is God Himself who has wounded you. If all living creatures were to league themselves against you, unless the Creator wished it and joined with them and gave them the strength and means to carry out their purpose, they would never succeed. You would have no power over me if it had not been given you from above, the Savior of the world said to Pilate. We can say the same to demons and men, to the brute beasts and to whatever exists -- You would not be able to disturb me or harm me as you do unless God had ordered it so. You are sent by Him, you are given the power by Him to tempt me and to make me suffer. You would have no power over me if it had not been given you from above. If from time to time we meditated seriously on this truth of our faith it would be enough to stifle all complaint in whatever loss or misfortune we suffer. What I have the Lord gave me, it has been taken away by Him. It is not a lawsuit or a thief that has ruined you or a certain person that has slandered you; if your child dies it is not by accident or wrong treatment, but because God, to whom all belongs, has not wished you to keep it longer. Trust in God's Wisdom It is then a truth of our faith that God is responsible for all the happenings we complain of in the world and, furthermore, we cannot doubt that all the misfortunes God sends us have a very useful purpose. We cannot doubt it without imputing to God a lack of judgment in deciding what is advantageous for us. It is usually the case that other people can see better than we can ourselves what is good for us. It would be foolish to think that we can see better than God Himself, Who is not subject to any of the passions that blind us, knows the future and can foresee all events and the consequences of every action. Experience shows that even the gravest misfortunes can have good results and the greatest successes end in disaster. A rule also that God usually follows is to attain His ends by ways that are the opposite to those human prudence would normally choose. In our ignorance of what the future holds, how can we be so bold as to question what comes about by God's permission? Surely it is reasonable to think that our complaints are groundless and that instead of complaining we ought to be thanking Providence. Joseph was sold into slavery and thrown into prison. If he had felt aggrieved at these apparent misfortunes, he would really have been feeling aggrieved at his happiness for they were the steps to the throne of Egypt.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Jean-Baptiste Saint-Jure
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It is one of the most firmly established and most consoling of the truths that have been revealed to us that (apart from sin) nothing happens to us in life unless God wills it so. Wealth and poverty alike come from Him. If we fall ill, God is the cause of our illness; if we get well, our recovery is due to God. We owe our lives entirely to Him, and when death comes to put an end to life, His will be the hand that deals the blow. But should we attribute it to God when we are unjustly persecuted? Yes, He is the only person you can charge with the wrong you suffer. He is not the cause of the sin the person commits by ill-treating you, but He is the cause of the suffering that person inflicts on you while sinning. God did not inspire your enemy with the will to harm you, but He gave him the power to do so. If you receive a wound, do not doubt but that it is God Himself who has wounded you. If all living creatures were to league themselves against you, unless the Creator wished it and joined with them and gave them the strength and means to carry out their purpose, they would never succeed. You would have no power over me if it had not been given you from above, the Savior of the world said to Pilate. We can say the same to demons and men, to the brute beasts and to whatever exists -- You would not be able to disturb me or harm me as you do unless God had ordered it so. You are sent by Him, you are given the power by Him to tempt me and to make me suffer. You would have no power over me if it had not been given you from above. If from time to time we meditated seriously on this truth of our faith it would be enough to stifle all complaint in whatever loss or misfortune we suffer. What I have the Lord gave me, it has been taken away by Him. It is not a lawsuit or a thief that has ruined you or a certain person that has slandered you; if your child dies it is not by accident or wrong treatment, but because God, to whom all belongs, has not wished you to keep it longer. Trust in God's Wisdom It is then a truth of our faith that God is responsible for all the happenings we complain of in the world and, furthermore, we cannot doubt that all the misfortunes God sends us have a very useful purpose. We cannot doubt it without imputing to God a lack of judgment in deciding what is advantageous for us. It is usually the case that other people can see better than we can ourselves what is good for us. It would be foolish to think that we can see better than God Himself, Who is not subject to any of the passions that blind us, knows the future and can foresee all events and the consequences of every action. Experience shows that even the gravest misfortunes can have good results and the greatest successes end in disaster. A rule also that God usually follows is to attain His ends by ways that are the opposite to those human prudence would normally choose. In our ignorance of what the future holds, how can we be so bold as to question what comes about by God's permission? Surely it is reasonable to think that our complaints are groundless and that instead of complaining we ought to be thanking Providence. Joseph was sold into slavery and thrown into prison. If he had felt aggrieved at these apparent misfortunes, he would really have been feeling aggrieved at his happiness for they were the steps to the throne of Egypt.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Reverend Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure and Saint Claude La Colombière
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TRUSTFUL SURRENDER TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE REVEREND JEAN BAPTISTE SAINT-JURE AND SAINT CLAUDE LA COLOMBIÈRE — A Classic! — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents, Active Linked Endnotes and NCX Navigation Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-277-1 In what does the sanctification of man and his perfection consist? “Some” says St. Francis of Sales “place it in austerity, others in giving to charity, others in frequenting the sacraments, others in prayer. But for my part I know no other perfection than loving God with all one’s heart. Without this love all the virtues are only a heap of stones.” The truth of this cannot be doubted. The Scriptures are full of it. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, thy whole soul and thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment Our Lord tells us. And St. Paul: “Above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection.” PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

A Commentary on Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Swami Nijananda
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A Commentary on Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

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Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Author : Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint Jure
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This selection of works by two respected Jesuits from the late renaissance is a guide for those who seek "the peace which passeth all understanding." Its message accords with many other non-Christian mystical disciplines and, as such, is a valuable lodestar for all who wish to progress on the path no matter what their religious provenance.

Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry

Author : Joshua J. Knabb
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Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry presents an eight-week approach for working with recurrent worry. Each chapter offers an introduction for the week, goals, techniques, and homework. Six free audio recordings are also available to download for use when practicing the guided meditations. Clinicians and their clients will find that the workbook helps them explore ways to lessen daily worries through contemplative prayer. Relying on scriptural support, the contemplative Christian tradition, and psychological science, clients will learn how to sit in silence with God, trusting in him during moments of uncertainty, worry, and anxiety.

Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice

Author : Joshua J. Knabb
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What would it look like to turn to the Christian faith to cultivate meditation practices? Presenting Christian meditation as an alternative to Buddhist-informed mindfulness, this workbook from Dr. Joshua Knabb offers a Christian-sensitive approach to meditation in clinical practice, focusing on both building theory and providing replicable practices for Christian clients and their therapists.

Faith Based ACT for Christian Clients

Author : Joshua J. Knabb
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Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients balances empirical evidence with theology to give clinicians a deep understanding of not just the "why" but also the "how" of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Christian clients. Chapters include a detailed exploration of the overlap between ACT and the Christian faith, case studies, and techniques that are explicitly designed to be accessible to non-Christian as well as Christian (including evangelical Christian) counselors and therapists. Chapters present the established research on mindfulness and ACT, including a nuanced, non-dichotomous view of complex issues such as medication, and lay a firm theological foundation through the use of engaging biblical stories and metaphors.

Christian Psychotherapy in Context

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Christian Psychotherapy in Context combines theology with the latest research in clinical psychology to equip mental health practitioners to meet the unique psychological and spiritual needs of Christian clients. Encouraging therapists to operate from within a Christian framework, the authors explore the intersection between a Christian worldview and clients’ emotional struggles, drawing from sources including both foundational theological texts and the “common factors” psychotherapy literature. Written collaboratively by two clinical psychologists, an academic psychologist, and a theologian, this book paves the way for psychotherapeutic practice that builds on Christian principles as the foundation, rather than merely adding them to treatment as an afterthought.

The Lost Art of Sacrifice

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The Lost Art of Sacrifice leaves behind the soft sentimentalism that many today wrongly associate with Christianity, calling readers to remember – and to embrace – Christ’s unambiguous challenge in Matthew 16: “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” In these powerful pages, author Vicki Burbach contrasts – as Jesus did – our selfish worldly culture with the way Christians are called to live, illuminating the essential role that sacrifice must play in every worthy human life. Not content with explaining the importance of sacrifice and singing its praises, Burbach ends each chapter with practical, down-to-earth suggestions to help readers cultivate the art of sacrifice in their lives, so that each may find a way to follow Christ as He commands us. Best of all, she shows that not only is it critical that we each undertake ever more sacrifices, large and small, as we go about our daily lives but that doing so is the path to joy: great joy today and immeasurably greater joy hereafter.

The Compassion Based Workbook for Christian Clients

Author : Joshua J. Knabb
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The Compassion-Based Workbook for Christian Clients integrates contemporary research in clinical psychology on compassion-based approaches to shame with a Christian worldview, offering a wide variety of strategies for Christians to better understand and combat shame and negative self-judgments. Chapters lay out a four-step process to help clients let go of unhelpful thinking patterns that lead to shame, experience God’s compassion on a deeper level, and extend this compassion to themselves and others. Readers will find a wealth of Christian-sensitive experiential exercises, journaling assignments, biblical examples, and case examples throughout the workbook. Audio recordings for several guided meditations are also provided to help Christians practice the strategies offered in the workbook.