Item 04 - Gratitude

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-153-04




  • [between 1971 and 1975] (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript of "Gratitude", a sermon given by Nouwen for a Eucharistic service. Nouwen suggests that the spiritual life is one where we are not to master everything, but to be mastered; not to conquer, but to be conquered; not to fill our hearts, but to empty them; all to make a place within to receive the Word of God.

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Draft contains annotation: "File: Nouwen: Sermons" (top, right corner).
Found on pages 37-38.

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2000 01


Box 36

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