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Henri Nouwen fonds

  • CA ON00389 1
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1997, 1964 - 1996 predominant

Fonds consists of 15 series:1. Manuscripts2. General files3. Calendar files4. Personal records5. Publisher files6. Financial files7. Teaching materials8. Nouwen’s education records and study notes9. Published works10. Video recordings of Nouwen11....

Nouwen, Henri J.M.

Manuscripts

Series consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of more than 150 books and articles, forewords and introductions, sermons, and talks by Henri Nouwen. The date range of the materials is from 1956 to 1996. The series contains drafts of 49 of hi...

Books and articles

Sub-series consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of many of Nouwen's published and unpublished books and articles, including forewords, introductions and afterwords for other authors' books. The sub-series represents Nouwen'...

Drafts of Intimacy

File consists of typescripts of three chapters (seven) of Nouwen's first book, "Intimacy". The chapters included are: 'From Magic to Faith' (originally a student lecture by Nouwen) (includes three copies in Dutch, one in E...

Drafts of Clowning in Rome

File consists of copies of four typescripts of lectures given by Nouwen at the North American College (Rome, Italy), that were published as "Clowning in Rome". The typescripts are entitled, 'Celibacy', 'Unceasing Prayer�...

Drafts of In Memoriam

File consists of a manuscript and typescript of "In Memoriam". Draft (1) is a copy of the original manuscript, using the title, "Remember in your prayers Maria Nouwen-Ramselaar, wife of Professor L. J.M. Nouwen: Born in Amersfoort, ...

Letters regarding A spirituality of peacemaking

File consists of fourteen letters from various readers of a draft of "A Spirituality of Peacemaking", sending their editorial responses. Includes letters from:Dean HammerArt LaffinCindy (Antal?)Ed BednarClaude PomerleauAlfred J. Sciarri...

Photographs for A spirituality of peacemaking

File consists of photographs of illustrations by Channing Theime intended to be used in "A Spirituality of Peacemaking", using the working title, "Peace Work". Photographs include three photographs of drawings of Nouwen and fiv...

Drafts of Love in a fearful land

File consists of three typescripts of "Love In a Fearful Land". Folder (1) contains draft (1), which is a copy of the first draft typescript using the working title, "No Greater Love: A Guatemalan Story". Folder (2) contains d...

Notes by Nouwen for Love in a fearful land

File consists of handwritten notes by Nouwen made during his trip to Guatemala and in preparation for a retreat at L'Arche Trosly-Breuil, on the text of "Love In a Fearful Land", and on what work is left to be done in preparation fo...

Notes by Peter Weiskel for Love in a fearful land

File consists of handwritten notes by Peter Weiskel, Nouwen's administrative assistant, in preparation for the publication of "Love In a Fearful Land". The notes pertain to telephone conversations regarding the book, editorial chang...

Photograph card for Behold the beauty of the Lord

Item consists of a blank photo card featuring a photograph entitled, "Restoration." The photograph features a table with a table cloth, a lit candle, a brown and grey chalice, and a plate with a loaf of bread. An open book can be seen re...

Drafts of The road to Daybreak

File consists of draft typescripts (typed and computer-processed) and partial manuscripts of sections of "The Road to Daybreak", many with handwritten annotations by Nouwen, as well as editorial remarks from a number of different readers...

Notes by Nouwen for The road to Daybreak

File consists of notes by, or accumulated and annotated by, Nouwen in the process of preparing "The Road to Daybreak". File includes several copies of the notes and an original folder.

Drafts of Holding ground

File consists of three draft typescripts of "Holding Ground", a talk Nouwen gave at St. Mary's Seminary, University of Baltimore. Themes in the paper include peacemaking and social action. The edited draft was incorporated into the ...

Drafts and notes for Mary, mother of the priest

File consists of handwritten notes and a draft manuscript, as well as six draft typescripts of various revised versions of "Mary, Mother of the Priests", a talk given by Nouwen at St. Michael's Cathedral (Toronto, ON), on May 31, 19...

Draft of The Flying Rodleighs - Chapters 1 and 2

File consists of typescripts of chapter I and chapter II of "The Flying Rodleighs." These typescripts are likely part of Nouwen's later work on his book about the circus. Nouwen describes his experience of going to the circus and me...

Draft of Circus chapters 1 and 2

File consists of typescripts of chapter I and chapter II of a book about the Flying Rodleighs. These typescripts are likely part of Nouwen's later work on his book about the circus. Nouwen describes his experience of going to the circus and m...

Draft of Two chapters for Circus book

File consists of typescripts of chapter I and chapter II of a book about the Flying Rodleighs. These typescripts are likely part of Nouwen's later work on his book about the circus. Nouwen describes his experience of going to the circus and m...

Draft of letter to Ferry and Katinka [last names unknown]

File consists of two draft typescripts of a letter to Ferry and Katinka (last names unknown) from Nouwen, in preparation for their marriage. Draft (1) was originally written to Karel and Guus [van Lotringen?], with Nouwen inserting name changes a...

Draft of Christus in Israel

File consists of a soft-bound draft typescript of an article entitled, "Christus in Israel", written by Nouwen after a visit to Israel with his uncle Toon Ramselaar in the late 1950s or in 1960.

Draft of Joden in Israel

File consists of a soft-bound draft typescript of an article entitled, "Joden in Israel", written by Nouwen after a visit to Israel with his uncle Toon Ramselaar in the late 1950s or in 1960.

Drafts of The death of Martin Luther King

File consists of two draft typescripts of "The Death of Martin Luther King", a description by Nouwen of where he was and how he felt when he heard the news of Martin Luther King's death and then how he experienced going to the funeral.

Drafts of Spiritual formation in theological education

File consists of two draft typescripts entitled, "Spiritual Formation in Theological Education". In this article, Nouwen contends that the minister has to know his subject matter "by heart". He suggests that theological educa...

Drafts of Joel and Joelito Filartiga

File consists of a draft typescript of an article entitled, "Joel and Joelito Filartiga: The Agonizing Cry of a Doctor Artist", that Nouwen wrote on the life and work of Dr. Joel Filartiga. This story, in a shortened form, appears in &q...

Draft of The icon of the Virgin of Vladimir

File consists of a draft typescript of an article entitled, "The Icon of the Virgin of Vladimir: An Invitation to Belong to God". This article was published in Nouwen's book, "Behold the Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons&...

Drafts of foreword to The way of the living faith

File consists of a draft manuscript and typescript of Nouwen's foreword to Segundo Galilea's book, "The Way of Living Faith: A Spirituality of Liberation" (Harper Collins, 1988). File also includes handwritten notes related to...

Draft of foreword to German edition of The Beatitudes

File consists of a draft typescript of a foreword by Nouwen to a German edition of "The Beatitudes" by Père Thomas Philippe. File includes a cover letter to Renata (last name unknown), of La Ferme (L'Arche Trosly-Breuil, France).

Drafts of At the beginning of a new decade

File consists of four draft typescripts of "At the Beginning of a New Decade". Draft (2) has been edited by Conrad Wieczorek and draft (3) has been edited by Dale Vree. Draft (4) contains a note regarding which publishers have been sen...

Draft of Ukrainian journal II

File consists of a draft typescript of a journal Nouwen kept during his second trip to the Ukraine in 1994, with Nathan Ball, Cheryl Zinyk, and Sr. Sue Mosteller. This article has been partially published in the New Oxford Review.

Draft of afterword for Flowers from the ark

File consists of a draft manuscript of an afterword (entitled, "Backward") by Nouwen to Sr. Christella Buser's book, "Flowers from the Arc: True Stories from the Homes of L'Arche" (1996).

Sermon on It is easier to give than to receive

Item consists of a manuscript on "It is easier to give than to receive", a sermon on Jesus' message. Nouwen suggests that the minister must first learn to receive others before being able to minister to them.

Drafts of sermons for Lent, Advent and Epiphany

File consists of draft typescripts for three sermons. The first sermon was written for Lent and is entitled, "Stilte: erste zonday van de vasten." It was given on February 23, 1969. The second was written for Christmas, and the third ...

Moratorium

Item consists of a typescript of "Moratorium", a sermon given by Nouwen on May 4, 1972, on non-violence and the peace movement. Nouwen argues that we cannot protest violence with violence, and that is what makes it hard. The expression...

Order of worship

Item consists of a typescript of an order of worship held in Marquand Chapel, Yale University, on Monday, November 6, (year unknown).

Drafts of Collected sermons and lectures

File consists of a hard-bound volume of draft manuscripts and typescripts of sermons and lectures, some given at Yale Divinity School. The volume was bound while Nouwen was in residence at Maryknoll (Cambridge, MA).

Sermon for Ash Wednesday

Item consists of a typescript of a sermon for Ash Wednesday (February 23, 1977). The introduction (p. 79) invites the listener to enter into the mystery of God's suffering and to remember that we are mortal, and that God is with us. Nouwen ...

Thomas Merton celebration

Item consists of multiple manuscripts and typescripts of "Thomas Merton Celebration", a talk given by Nouwen at St. Paul's Church, Columbia University, for the 10th Anniversary of Merton's death on December 10, 1978. Nouwen co...

Prayers spoken during the Baccalaureate service

Item consists of a typescript of "Prayers spoken during the Baccalaureate Service", at Yale Divinity School on May 15th, 1977. Nouwen's prayer has three parts: praising God, thanking God, and asking God.

Some Greeks

Item consists of a typescript of "Some Greeks", a sermon on John 12:20-37. In this sermon Nouwen explains that Jesus did not want to be popular, exclaiming, "If people want to see me or know me, it means they want that knowledge to...

Sermon on downward mobility for Yale Divinity School

Item consists of a typescript for a sermon on downward mobility. Nouwen comments on the busyness at Yale University. Though Nouwen does not use the term 'downward mobility', he says that we live in an exciting world as we prepare and d...

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