Item 1683 - Finding our home

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1683

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Finding our home

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  • July 1985 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a half-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Finding Our Home’, published in Breakthroughs , by Moral Re-Armament, Inc., Washington, D.C., July 1985, p. 10. This item is identified as an excerpt from an MRA International conference speech given by Nouwen in June 1985. Nouwen begins by identifying the contrast between being deaf to what we do not want to hear and being willing to listen. He states, ‘Fear has always something to do with the unknown in us. It’s amazing to see how many people are afraid first of all of themselves and of what goes on in their own hearts’. Nouwen then suggests that ‘I see the spiritual life as one in which we have to move out of the house of fear into the house of love’.

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Published in Breakthroughs: MRA Newsletter (July 1985): 10.
Some of this material appears in Nouwen, Henri: Lifesigns, Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective, Image Books, Doubleday, New York, 1986.
Page 5 has photographs of Nouwen with the caption "Father Henri Nouwen: Actions speak louder than words . . ." Page 10 has a half column head shot of Henri Nouwen.

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2000 01

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Box 296

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