Item 25 - Brothers and sisters in Christ

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-25


Brothers and sisters in Christ


  • August 1979 (Creation)

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3 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript of "Brothers and Sisters in Christ", a sermon given at the Abbey of the Genesee on August 12, 1979 (Nouwen stayed at the Abbey of the Genesee for six months in 1979). The sermon is regarding the sending of two monks to Brazil. Nouwen speaks of monastic life as a sign to the world that the eternal is in the temporal and that the monks sent will be a sign of that in Brazil. He argues that we are nurturing the eternal in the temporal.

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Typescript was used in Nouwen, Henri: Turn My Mourning into Dancing, ed. Tim Jones, W Publishing Group, Nashville, 2001.

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Draft contains annotations by Nouwen.
Found on pages 116-118.

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2000 02


Box 37

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