Item 1663 - Henri J.M. Nouwen on prayer

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1663

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Henri J.M. Nouwen on prayer

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  • April 8 - 14, 1984 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a ¾ page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘On Prayer’, published in Reflections, St. Luke’s Parish newsletter for Week VI of Spring, 1984, April 8 – April 14. The location of this parish is not identified. The item is identified as an excerpt from, Nouwen, Henri: With Open Hands, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN., 1972. Nouwen begins by speaking of the connection between prayer and silence. He suggests however, that for many people ‘silence has become a real disturbance’. Nouwen then goes on to speak of inner silence which, he suggests, when it comes is a gift, a promise. ‘It is the silence of the ‘poor in spirit’ where you learn to see your life in its proper perspectives’. He also suggests that ‘prayer is acceptance’.Nouwen concludes the excerpt by stating, ‘Above all, praying means to be accepting toward God who is always new, always different’.

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Published in Reflections, St. Luke's Parish newsletter. Location not identified. (April 8-14,1984): [3].
This item is an excerpt from, Nouwen, Henri: With Open Hands, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN., 1972.

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2000 01

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Box 296

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