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Sai Woo

Menu contains 10 pages. Sheets were housed in a clear menu folder with red edges but pages have been removed for preservation.

[Dong Qia]

Menu is bronze coloured and laminated with silver Chinese characters on front for Dong Qia, which translates to "just right, close to perfect" (translated by donor). Inside menu is one page, photocopied and handwritten in English and Chi...

Notes

Item consists of a small orange hard-bound notebook featuring musical notes on its cover. The notebook is entitled, "Adagio: Musical Reflections", but is otherwise blank.

Notes

Item consists of a large hard-bound notebook featuring a cat and spider on its cover. Notebook contains Nouwen's biographical notes on Lorenzo Sforza-Cesarini.

Notes

Item consists of a hard-bound, black, legal-sized notebook. Notes are regarding a prayer written in an unknown hand and sermons. Subjects of sermon notes include L'Arche; John 6:1-15; living in joy; John 21:17-19; Servant Leadership: The Di...

Notes from Peru

Item consists of a small soft-bound notebook, likely purchased by Nouwen in Peru. Notes appear to be regarding vocabulary, scheduling, addresses, notes for sermons, and other miscellaneous notes.

Spirituality and the family

Item consists of a copy of a published article by Nouwen entitled, "Spirituality and the Family" (Church Educator Supplement, June 1977).

Marriage as ministry

Item consists of a photocopy of a typescript of "Marriage as Ministry". Nouwen argues that marriage as ministry has two functions: binding the wounds of the other, and healing the suffering guest.

Sermon for Advent

Item consists of a typescript of a sermon for Advent, given by Nouwen at Durham Notre Dame. Nouwen discusses the Christ Event. He argues that other events in life make sense only through a knowledge of the Christ event. He concludes that solitu...

Marriage and the family

Item consists of a typescript of "Marriage and the Family", a lecture given by Nouwen in which he discusses the search for intimacy, unity and community through marriage and his own experience of celibacy.

Marriage and the family

Item consists of a typescript of "Marriage and the Family", a lecture given by Nouwen in which he argues that we do not marry to have our loneliness taken away, but to help each other to grow closer to God and to protect each other'...

Theology of the word

Item consists of handwritten notes and a partial typescript of "Theology of the Word", a sermon and lecture given by Nouwen. He argues that in a culture where words are overworked, the word of God is full of power and beauty because it ...

Sermon to supervising ministers

Item consists of handwritten notes and a typescript of a talk on supervising ministers given by Nouwen at the Berkeley Center on October 18, 1977. Nouwen argues that supervising ministers make life more transparent for students by interpreting na...

On prayer

Item consists of a typescript of "On Mercy", a sermon given by Nouwen at Mercy Center (Madison, CT), in which he describes prayer as seeing what cannot otherwise be seen, especially in nature, in events, and in people. All of these are ...

Prayer and ministry

Item consists of a typescript of "Prayer and Ministry", a sermon on the idea of theoria physica developed by the desert fathers. Nouwen explains that we need to see nature and time with new eyes; as gifts not to be taken, but to be rece...

Compassion in ministry and medicine

Item consists of a manuscript of "Compassion in Ministry and Medicine", a talk Nouwen gave to medical staff. Nouwen talks about care as the basis of cure, because we are together in our humanity. Concretely, care is listening to the que...

Prayer and ministry

Item consists of a typescript of "Prayer and Ministry", a sermon Nouwen gave on Luke 9:28-36. It is a commentary on the Transfiguration passage, when the disciples go with Jesus to the mountain to pray and Jesus is transfigured. Prayer...

Powhatan revisited

Item consists of a photocopy of a typescript of "Powhatan Revisited", a paper Nouwen wrote about a visit he made to Powhatan, LA, a former parish where he worked for six months in 1962. The story is about his fellowship with the people ...

Spirituality and clinical pastoral education

Item consists of a typescript of "Spirituality and Clinical Pastoral Education", a talk in which Nouwen describes clinical pastoral education and spiritual formation in the spirituality of care. He takes consolation as one of the most i...

Pastoral care and spirituality

Item consists of a typescript of "Pastoral Care and Spirituality", a talk on being a caregiver and caring. Nouwen is bringing together spirituality with clinical pastoral education for ministers who are to be carers. He outlines aspect...

A contemporary monastic experience

Item consists of a typescript of "A Contemporary Monastic Experience", a talk given on Holy Thursday. Nouwen describes the death and resurrection of Jesus, not so much as an event that happened in the past, but as the Christ event that ...

Sermon on patience

Item consists of a manuscript of a sermon on the word 'patience', describing the negative and positive connotations. Nouwen describes a 'new time' not associated with clock time. He concludes that patience is a discipline of ...

Sermon for Advent

Item consists of a typescript of a short sermon for Advent.

Sermon for Ash Wednesday

Item consists of handwritten notes and typescript of a sermon for Ash Wednesday. Nouwen argues that entering into Lent is seeing once again the sorrow and the anger of God who yearns to gather us as a hen her brood, but we refuse. He invites us ...

Sermon on Mark 14:32-42

Item consists of a manuscript and partial typescript for a sermon on Mark 14:32-42, the story of Gethsemane. Nouwen advises us to simply go to the Garden and stay there with Jesus. He tells us not to sleep in His or our sorrow, but to stay awake...

May His joy be in you and may your joy be complete

Item consists of a typescript of "May His joy be in you and may your joy be complete", a sermon on joy, the priesthood and the Eucharist, which was written for the 40th anniversary of Fr. Thomas' ordination at the Abbey of the Genes...

Sermon on joy

Item consists of a manuscript of a sermon on joy, suffering and death. Nouwen argues that the world wants us to believe that suffering and joy are separate and that there is more suffering than joy. He says that God did not make death, that Jesu...

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...

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 for Eucharist

Item consists of a typescript of a sermon for the Eucharist on December 17, 1979. Nouwen speaks of the Christ event as being not just a historical event, but also a present event. It happened and it is always happening. By realizing this, we lo...

Sermon for Easter Sunday

Item consists of a typescript for an Easter Sunday sermon (April 15, 1979). Nouwen lists events that happened after the resurrection when Jesus revealed himself so that gradually people began to speak, "He is risen." They saw him. The...

Sermon for opening of monasticism and the Arts conference

Item consists of a typescript of a sermon given at the opening of the Monasticism and the Arts Conference on February 29, 1980. It is based on Philippians 3:20-21 and 6-8, and Mark 8:22-26. Nouwen wants us to recognize, like the monks Anthony an...

Brothers and sisters in Christ

Item consists of a typescript of "Brothers and Sisters in Christ", a sermon given at the Abbey of the Genesee on August 12, 1979 (Nouwen stayed at the Abbey of the Genesee for six months in 1979). The sermon is regarding the sending of ...

Sermon on Do not worry

Item consists of a typescript of a sermon based on Jesus' words, "Do not worry", given by Nouwen on September 26, 1979. Nouwen describes how preoccupied we are with things that pass away quickly, whereas if we centre our hearts on ...

The person of the preacher

Item consists of a page of handwritten notes and a typescript of "The Person of the Preacher", a lecture given by Nouwen at General Theological Seminary (New York, NY), on January 21, 1979. Nouwen argues that the preacher not only preac...

That all may be one, as you Father are in me and I in you

Item consists of a typescript of "That all may be one, as you Father are in me and I in you", a sermon given by Nouwen during the Week of Christian Unity at Yale Divinity School, on January 21, 1977. Nouwen begins by saying how slow Ecu...

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