Item 1575 - Easter: no easy victory

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1575

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Easter: no easy victory

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  • [March 1975] (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a two page article by Henri Nouwen entitled: ‘Easter: No Easy Victory’, published in St Anthony Messenger, March 1975, pp. 12 – 13. In this article Nouwen compares the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday and its praises, to the suffering of Jesus at Good Friday and his resurrection at Easter. He says: ‘We all want the resurrection without the cross, healing without pains, growth without crisis. We can even say that much of the way we build a culture is to avoid pain, to keep distance from it, and not to look at it’. Nouwen goes on to say that Jesus ‘did not come take our pains away. The way from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday is the patient way, the suffering way…showing our pains as the gateway to God. Nouwen concludes by stating:’ When we understand the many small deaths, the many small farewells as God’s work, then slowly we are able to see our life as the continuing invitation to become more and more free for him whose heart is greater than ours and who came to show us the patient way to Easter Sunday’.

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Preservation photocopy available in Articles by Nouwen Access Copy Box 1.

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Published in St. Anthony Messenger (March 1975): 12-13.

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"St. Anthony Messenger" and "1975 Mar." were written on the article.

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2000 01

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Box 294

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20-72

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