TAN Direction Episode 8. Abandonment to Divine Providence: The Revelation of God’s Will Through the Present Moment

 

Episode 8. Abandonment to Divine Providence: The Revelation of God’s Will Through the Present Moment

Fr. Robert Nixon emphasizes the sanctity of the present moment as a revelation of God’s will. He encourages embracing the present as a source of divine grace, comparing it to a sacrament that guides us toward holiness. Nixon highlights the importance of living in perpetual abandonment to God’s will, suggesting that true sanctity is found not in extraordinary acts but in faithfully accepting and responding to the divine will manifest in everyday life. He concludes by underscoring that recognizing and revering God’s presence in every moment is key to spiritual growth.

Episode 8 covers Book 1, Chapter 2, Sections 9 and 10.

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The Commentaries is a podcast series from TAN in which you’ll learn how to read and understand history’s greatest Catholic works, from today’s greatest Catholic scholars. In every series of The Commentaries, your expert host will be your personal guide to not just read the book, but to live the book, shining the light of its eternal truths into the darkness of our modern trials and tribulations.

Fr. Robert Nixon is your guide for The Commentaries: Abandonment to Divine Providence. Abandonment to Divine Providence is an 18th-century classic that is the answer to modern doubts and anxieties. Author Fr. Jean-Pierre 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. Join Fr. Robert on this 21-episode journey as he skillfully leads us through the timeless wisdom from the text with a perspective that provides helpful examples and countless ways to apply these lessons in our daily lives.

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Meet Your Host

Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, is a monk of the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity, New Norcia, Western Australia. There he serves as Director of the Institute for Benedictine Studies. He is a retreat master and liturgist. His interests include Medieval Latin literature, especially the lives of the saints.

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