Holy Abandonment

Holy Abandonment Holy Abandonment is a profound soul stirring restatement of the theology of self abandonment to Divine Providence Key to this powerful devotional practice as Dom Vitalis Lehodey points out is the rea

  • Title: Holy Abandonment
  • Author: Vitalis Lehodey
  • ISBN: 9780895557599
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • Holy Abandonment is a profound, soul stirring restatement of the theology of self abandonment to Divine Providence Key to this powerful devotional practice as Dom Vitalis Lehodey points out is the realization that all whatsoever happens to us in this life either has been allowed to happen by Almighty God, or He has sent to us directly as some kind of special cross or leHoly Abandonment is a profound, soul stirring restatement of the theology of self abandonment to Divine Providence Key to this powerful devotional practice as Dom Vitalis Lehodey points out is the realization that all whatsoever happens to us in this life either has been allowed to happen by Almighty God, or He has sent to us directly as some kind of special cross or lesson or chastisement The author who also wrote the comprehensive The Ways of Mental Prayer cites many famous Catholic writers in what is probably the most thorough study of holy abandonment, or conformity to God s Holy Will, that has yet appeared in English Point after point is covered by numerous poignant examples from the lives of the Saints and from passages from noted writers on the subject He distinguishes between the Signified Will of God and His Will of Good Pleasure The Abbot of Bricquebec also discusses the meaning of abandonment, the role of prudence on our part, how our desires and petitions and efforts fir into the picture, the role of suffering and self oblation, the nature of detachment, faith and confidence in Divine Providence, abandonment in temporal things, abandonment in external things, health and sickness, reputation, humiliations, persecutions, failures, darkness of mind, insensibility, disgust, impotence of will, spiritual poverty, peace, fear of God, simplicity and liberty, constancy, joy and a number of other similar topics Holy abandonment has nothing to do with fatalism or personal inertia, he says, but entails our constant, intelligent, loving union with God s Holy Will Do you see how we ought to measure our humility he quotes St Francis de Sales By obedience If you obey with promptitude, sincerity and joy, you are truly humble For without humility, it is impossible to have true obedience Obedience requires us to be submissive, and he that is truly humble renders himself inferior and subject to every creature for the love of Jesus Christ Such is the caliber of Dom Vitalis Lehodey s Holy Abandonment a work of the first order, one that makes life long devotees, and a book that will form the reader as a true follower of Jesus Christ and His holy Mother, who as our principal Father s Holy Will in all things, which is the main lesson in life we all need to learn.

    Holy Abandonment Lehodey O.C.R Vitalis, Luddy OST Holy Abandonment is a profound, soul stirring restatement of the theology of self abandonment to Divine Providence Key to this powerful devotional practice as Dom Vitalis Lehodey points out is the realization that all whatsoever happens to us in this life either has been allowed to happen by Almighty God, or He has sent to us directly as some kind of special cross or lesson or chastisement. Holy Abandonment by Vitalis Lehodey Holy Abandonment is a profound, soul stirring restatement of the theology of self abandonment to Divine Providence. Holy Abandonment by Vital Lehodey, Paperback Barnes Noble Dec , Holy Abandonment by Vital Lehodey Paperback . This book explains God s purposes in Christ, the Holy Spirit, and man in order to reveal his perfect plan to empower man to live at peace with himself, his family, and his multicultural environment The end result is the perfection HOLY ABANDONMENT CATHOLIC TRADITION Holy abandonment surrenders one s own will to that of the will of God surrender is than resignation or submission, for it is done out of total love for and trust in God, after first having accomplished in oneself indifference to the will of God, that is, having no preference whatsoever, but that one always wills what he wills, because He wills it. HOLY ABANDONMENT CATHOLIC TRADITION First, because holy abandonment is a complete union, a sort of identification of our wills with the Divine, so that we are ready beforehand for whatever God may ordain, and lovingly welcome all that He does Before the event it is a peaceful and confident expectation after HOLY ABANDONMENT CATHOLIC TRADITION With a holy ardour we must seek the means which depend upon us they are indicated to us by the signified will of God Consolations, even those of Divine origin, do not constitute devotion, nor does indevotion consist in involuntary aridities. HOLY ABANDONMENT taken from holy abandonment rt rev dom vitalis lehodey, o.c.r original pub , dublin third part on the object of holy abandonment chapter xiii on abandonment in the spiritual varieties of the common way peace, fears, and scruples article i peace HOLY ABANDONMENT CATHOLIC TRADITION In holy abandonment charity is first in operation, and this puts in action all the other virtues Hence Bossuet describes abandonment as a cluster or assemblage of acts of faith the most perfect, of hope the most complete and confident, of love the purest and the most loyal.

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    • Vitalis Lehodey

      Rt Reverend Dom Vitalis Lehodey, O.C.R was ordained priest on Dec 18, 1880 in Coutances he began monastic life on July 28, 1890 in Bricquebec He was elected elected abbot of Bricquebec on July 8, 1895 He died on May 6 1948.He admitted in his preface to Holy Abandonment that many other books on the subject have already been written He went on to say, however, that every author who wrote on the spiritual life naturally discussed the topic of Conformity to God s Will His intent with Holy Abandonment was to provide a work both theoretic and practical to offer a solution to the problems of our times Dom Lehodey also expressed his mission to contribute something, even if it were little, to the ineffable glory of God The book was originally published in 1934 and received the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur and Imprimi Potest from Fathers Daly and Smets as well as from the Bishop of Waterford in the 1930s.

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    • An awesome book -- long, but worth it. The author covers all aspects of holy abandonment (or "abandonment to divine providence") as a spiritual path, illustrating his points with many excellent stories and passages from the lives of the numerous saints and blesseds who have followed this path to holiness.


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