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New faculty

Item consists of an article which is part of a larger booklet. The article mentions Nouwen.

Encounter loneliness

Item consists of an article which is an excerpt from the upcoming book, Reaching Out. Note in the article: the text "will appear in a revised and enlarged form in the book: Reaching Out."

Why Are You Going to the Trappists?: An Interview with Henri Nouwen

Item consists of an interview of Henri Nouwen by Parker Rossman. Rossman asks Nouwen questions about his choice to go to a Trappist monastery while on his sabbatical from Yale Divinity School. The interview is titled "Why Are You Going to the Trappists? An Interview with Henri Nouwen."

The man of tomorrow

Item consists of a typed copy of an article by Rev. James T. McHugh (Director, Family Life Division, USCC) titled "The Man of Tomorrow." In the article, McHugh references Nouwen and an article by Nouwen in Commonweal in 1970 in which Nouwen discusses behavioral patterns and social trends in order to present what the 'man of tomorrow' will be like.

Durf met on-zekerheid te leven

Item consists of a newspaper clipping of an article about Henri Nouwen from the Algemeen Dagblad. Article is titled "Durf met on-zekerheid te leven," [Dare to live with uncertainty] and the tagline is "Father Harry Nouwen (38) schreef een bestseller in de Ver. Staten" [Father Harry Nouwen wrote a bestseller in the United States]. Article also mentions Paul Nouwen. The photograph in the article is of Paul and Henri Nouwen.

Thomas Merton lives!

Item consists of an article about Merton. Nouwen is one of several people interviewed. Includes a photograph of Nouwen.

Henri Nouwen: prophet of conversion

Item consists of a photocopy of a chapter of Annice Callahan's book Spiritual guides for today : Evelyn Underhill, Dorothy Day, Karl Rahner, Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen.

A different accent

Item consists of a book which features Nouwen in a chapter "Peace", subtitled "Living peace" dated April 28, 1983 and beginning on p. 35.

Aging

Item consists of a book which Nouwen co-wrote with Gaffney on aging. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue: The Wagon Wheel; Part One: Aging, Introduction, Aging As a Way to the Darkness, Aging As a Way to the Light, Conclusion; Part Two: Caring, Introduction, Caring As a Way to the Self, Caring As a Way to the Other, Conclusion; Epilogue: The Wagon Wheel; Notes.
As is stated on the back jacket flap: "Only when we begin to feel in touch with our own life cycles will we be able to develop life styles where 'being' is not identified with 'having,' where self-esteem is not measured by success, where goodness is not the same as popularity. Aging show us all how to start fulfilling our lives by giving to others 'so that when we leave this world, we can be what we have given.'"

Ministry and spirituality

Item consists of a book containing three of Nouwen's previously published books: Creative Ministry, The Wounded Healer, and Reaching Out. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction: Beyond Professionalism; 1 Beyond the Transference of Knowledge, Teaching; 2 Beyond the Retelling of the Story, Preaching; 3 Beyond the Skillful Response, Individual Pastoral Care; 4 Beyond the Manipulation of Structures, Organizing; 5 Beyond the Protective Ritual, Celebrating; Conclusion; Epilogue.

The path of waiting

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about waiting, specifically the waiting for God and the waiting of God.

The path of peace

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about peace, specifically Adam's peace.

The path of power

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about "power that oppresses and destroys, . . .power that is disarmed through powerlessness, . . .[and] the true power that liberates, reconciles, and heals" (p. 8).

The path of freedom

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about an accident he had when he was hit by the rear view mirror of a passing van.

With burning hearts: a meditation on the eucharistic life

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen in Chobham, England and Sacramento, California and is about the Eucharist and the Eucharistic life. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Road to Emmaus; I. Mourning Our Losses "Lord, Have Mercy"; II. Discerning the Presence "This Is the Word of God"; III. Inviting the Stranger "I Believe"; IV. Entering into Communion "Take and Eat"; V. Going on a Mission "Go and Tell"; Conclusion.
As is stated on the front flap: ". . . . With Burning Hearts seeks a fuller understanding of Eucharist through the story of the disciples on their way to Emmaus from Jerusalem after the crucifixion (Luke 24: 13-35)."

Our greatest gift: a meditation on dying and caring

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about death. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Prologue: Befriending Death; Introduction: Grace Hidden in Powerlessness; Part One: Dying Well, Chapter One: We are Children of God, Chapter Two: We are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Three: We are Parents of Generations to Come; Part Two: Caring Well, Chapter Four: You are a Child of God, Chapter Five: You are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Six: You are Parents of Generations to Come; Conclusion: The Grace of the Resurrection; Epilogue: Death: A Loss and a Gift.
As is stated on the flaps: ". . . .When we contemplate with compassion the suffering and pain both around the world and close to home, we receive a gift: a reminder of the 'great human sameness' of 'all of us [who] will die and participate in the same end.'. . . And although the contours of an afterlife are unknowable, when we face death with hope we make the choice of faith. . . ."

Here and now: living in the spirit

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen featuring meditations about the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter I Living in the Present, One: A New Beginning, Two: Without "Oughts" and "Ifs", Three: Birthdays, Four: Here and Now, Five: Our Inner Room, Six: With Others, Seven: The Hub of Life; Chapter II Joy, One: Joy and Sorrow, Two: The Choice, Three: Speaking about the Sun, Four: Surprised by Joy, Five: Joy and Laughter, Six: No Victims, Seven: The Fruit of Hope, Eight: Beyond Wishes; Chapter III Suffering, One: Embracing the Pain, Two: A Meal on a Tombstone, Three: A Fellowship of the Weak, Four: Beyond Individualism, Five: Our Desire for Communion, Six: Stepping Over Our Wounds, Seven: Faithful to Our Vocation, Eight: The Way of the Dalai Lama, Nine: The Hurts of Love; Chapter IV Conversion, One: The Spirit of Love, Two: Turn Around, Three: Answer from Above, Four: Invitation to Conversion, Five: Why AIDS?, Six: The Reverse Mission, Seven: God's Questions, Eight: The Burden of Judgment, Nine: Claiming God's Love; Chapter V Disciplined Living, One: Living for the Gold, Two: A Clear Goal, Three: Eternal Life, Four: Spiritual Reading, Five: Reading Spiritually, Six: In Search of Meaning; Chapter VI The Spiritual Life, One: The Still Small Voice, Two: Do You Love Me?, Three: From Fatalism to Faith, Four: Under the Cross, Five: The Grateful Life, Six: The Blessings from the Poor, Seven: Adam's Gift, Eight: Two by Two; Chapter VII Prayer, One: Mother Teresa's Answer, Two: From Worrying to Prayer, Three: From Mind to Heart, Four: Nothing is Wanting!, Five: Contemplating the Gospel, Six: Pictures on Our Inner Walls, Seven: A Spiritual Milieu; Chapter VIII Compassion, One: From Competition to Compassion, Two : Being the Beloved, Three: Downward Mobility, Four: The Secret Gift of Compassion, Five: Right Where We Are, Six: Suffering with Others, Seven: Together in Silence, Eight: Giving and Receiving, Nine: The Gift of Self-Confrontation, Ten: God's Heart; Chapter IV Family, One: Leaving Father and Mother, Two: Free to Follow Jesus, Three: Forgiveness and Gratitude, Four: Many Mothers and Fathers, Five: To Be Forgiven, Six: Children Are Gifts, Seven: The Pain of Love, Eight: Our Worrying Minds; Chapter X Relationships, One: Complexity of Intimacy, Two: To Be Called Together, Three: Living Witnesses of God's Love, Four: Revealing God's Faithfulness, Five: Living Discipleship Together, Six: Choosing Our Friends; Chapter XI Who We Are, One: We Are God's Beloved Children, Two: Claiming Our Belovedness, Three: The Discipline of Prayer, Four: No Victims of Clock-Time, Five: Preparing for Death, Six: Going Home; Afterword.

The return of the prodigal son: a meditation on fathers, brothers, and sons

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen regarding his experience with and reflection on Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son. The book has been divided into the following: The Story of Two Sons and Their Father; Prologue: Encounter with a Painting; Introduction: The Younger Son, the Elder Son, and the Father; Part I: The Younger Son, 1. Rembrandt and the Younger Son, 2. The Younger Son Leaves, 3. The Younger Son's Return; Part II: The Elder Son, 4. Rembrandt and the Elder Son, 5. The Elder Son Leaves, 6. The Elder Son's Return; Part III: The Father, 7. Rembrandt and the Father, 8. The Father Welcomes Home, 9. The Father Calls for a Celebration; Conclusion: Becoming the Father; Epilogue: Living the Painting; Notes; Acknowledgments.
As is stated on the back cover: ". . . .The painting has become a mysterious window through which I can step into the Kingdom of God. It is like a huge gate that allows me to move to the other side of existence and look from there back into the odd assortment of people and events that make up my daily life."

Een parel in Gods ogen: gedachten over de betekenis van een mensenleven

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about living a spiritual life. The book is a Dutch translation of Life of the beloved: spiritual living in a secular world. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgements; Prologue: A Friendship Begins; Being the Beloved; Becoming the Beloved 1. Taken; 2. Blessed; 3. Broken; 4. Given; Loving as the Beloved; and Epilogue: A Friendship Deepens.

Beyond the mirror: reflections on death and life

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about an accident he had when he was hit by the side view mirror of a passing van. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Prologue; The Accident; The Hospital; The Surgery; Recovery; Epilogue.

Zeige mir den weg: texte fur alle tage von aschermittwoch bis ostern

Item consists of a book written by Nouwen containing excerpts from his previously published writings. The translated title is: Show Me the Way : Readings for Each Day of Lent. The 40-day Lenten path includes readings for Ash Wednesday, the four weeks of Lent, Passion Week, Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Walk with Jesus: stations of the cross

Item consists of a book of reflections, in response to Sister Helen David's illustrations of the Stations of the Cross, written by Nouwen mainly during a three-and-a-half week stay at York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Nouwen was hit by the rear view mirror of a passing van resulting in his stay at hospital. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction: I Walk With Jesus; I. Jesus is Condemned; II. Jesus Carries His Cross; III. Jesus Falls for the First Time; IV. Jesus Meets Mary; V. Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross; VI. Jesus Meets Veronica; VII. Jesus Falls for the Second Time; VIII. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem; IX. Jesus Falls for the Third Time; X. Jesus is Stripped; XI. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross; XII. Jesus Dies on the Cross; XIII. Jesus is Taken from the Cross; XIV. Jesus is laid into the Grave; XV. Jesus Rises from the Dead; Concluding Prayer.
As is stated on the back cover: ". . . . This book of meditations by Henri Nouwen, inspired by a series of drawings by Sr. Helen David, represents traditional Stations of the Cross through the passion and suffering of the world's poor. . . . In these images Nouwen sees the ongoing passion of Christ."

Seeds of hope: a Henri Nouwen Reader

Item consists of a book containing passages from Nouwen's best published work. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction--Preparing the Ground, Henri Nouwen, The Person, Henri Nouwen, The Writer; Part One Seeds of Hope: Human Hungers, Breaking Ground, Our Restless, Busy Society, Words and Silence, Loneliness, Solitude, On the Possibility and Desirability of Love, Intimacy and Sexuality, Celebrating Humanness, Celebrating Children, Celebrating Life; Part Two Springs of Hope: Holiness and Humanness, Who is the Lord to Whom I Pray?, From Magic to Faith, The Search for God, Preaching and Ministry, Holiness, Humanness, and Prayer, How Can I Pray?--Three Rules, God's Presence and God's Absence, The Spirit of St. Francis, Displacement, Career and Vocation; Part Three The Roots of Hope: Human Destiny, Nature as Revelation, Advent: Waiting, Christmas at the Abbey, The Mother of Christ, The Face of Christ, The Body of Christ, The Agony of Christ, The Human Journey: Aging and Dying, The Last Hours of Christ, The Glory of Christ; Part Four Hope in a Nuclear Age, The Predicament of Humanity in a Nuclear Age; Apocalypse Now; Mysticism in a Nuclear Age, Thomas Merton on Gandhi and Nonviolence, Ecstasy in a Nuclear Age, A Parable, The Task of Peacemaking, Resistance, Second Coming, Last Judgment; Epilogue--Adam's Story: The Peace That is Not of This World; Bibliography; Index; Printing History.

In the name of Jesus: reflections on Christian leadership

Item consists of a book Nouwen wrote concerning a speech he gave about Christian leadership at the 15th anniversary of the Center for Human Development in Washington, D.C., by invitation of Murray McDonnell, chairman of the board of the Center for Human Development. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; Introduction; 1 From Relevance to Prayer, The Temptation: To Be Relevant; The Question: "Do You Love Me?", The Discipline: Contemplative Prayer; II From Popularity to Ministry, The Temptation: To Be Spectacular, The Task: "Feed My Sheep", The Discipline: Confession and Forgiveness; III From Leading to Being Led, The Temptation: To be Powerful, The Challenge: "Somebody Else Will Take You", The Discipline: Theological Reflection; Conclusion; Epilogue.
As is stated on the front flap: ". . .By looking back at his own life and transition from the academic setting of Harvard to working with the mentally handicapped at the L'Arche communities in Toronto, Henri Nouwen reflects upon the challenges and the solutions to the problems within today's Christian leadership."

Heart speaks to heart: three prayers to Jesus

Item consists of a book containing three prayers which Nouwen wrote during Holy Week while staying with the Trappists in Holland, Manitoba. Nouwen had been encouraged to write about the Sacred Heart by Madame Pauline Vanier during his stay at L'Arche in Trosly, France in 1985 and 1986.
As is stated on the front flap: ". . .Instead of writing about the Sacred Heart [Nouwen] 'began to discern in [his] own heart a real desire to speak to the heart of Jesus and be heard.'"

Henri Nouwen

Item consists of a book containing selections from Nouwen's best published work.

The road to Daybreak: a spiritual journey

Item consists of a book representing Nouwen's day-by-day account of his first year at L'Arche in Trosly, France from August 13, 1985 to July 8, 1986. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; 1. Parents and Children; 2. Following Jesus; 3. Darkness and Light; 4. First Glimpses of a New Vocation; 5. The Primacy of the Heart; 6. Feeling the Pain; 7. Forgiving the Hurt; 8. Jesus in the Center; 9. The Important and the Urgent; 10. Poverty and Wealth; 11. A Clear Call; 12. Going Home; 13. The Struggle of Prayer; 14. Deep Roots; 15. Choosing Life; 16. The Descending Way; 17. Passion, Death, and Resurrection; 18. Larger Connections; 19. The Gift of Friendship; 20. One Among Many; 21. A Hard but Blessed Vocation; 22. Contrasts and Choices; 23. Endings and Beginnings; Epilogue.
As is stated on the back cover: "The noncompetitive life with mentally handicapped people, their gifts of welcoming me regardless of name or prestige, and the persistent invitation to 'waste some time' with them opened in me a place that until then had remained unavailable to me, a place where I could hear the gentle invitation of Jesus to dwell with Him."

Brieven aan Marc: over Jezus en de zin van het leven

Item consists of a book of seven letters; the translated title is: Letters to Marc About Jesus. Nouwen wrote this book in response to a publisher friend named Herman Pijfers, and his suggestion that Nouwen write a book in Dutch. As well, the book was written in collaboration with Marc van Campen, Nouwen's nephew, who agreed to share a 'book of letters' about the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Preface; Letter 1. Jesus: the Heart of Our Existence; Letter 2. Jesus: the God Who Sets Us Free; Letter 3. Jesus: the Compassionate God; Letter 4. Jesus: the Descending God; Letter 5. Jesus: the Loving God; Letter 6. Jesus: the Hidden God; Letter 7. Listening to Jesus; Index of Biblical Quotations.

Behold the beauty of the Lord: praying with icons

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about four Russian icons, which first came to his attention when he visited L'Arche in Trosly, France in the fall of 1983. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; I. The Icon of the Holy Trinity: Living in the House of Love, Introduction, A Gentle Invitation, Where Heart Speaks to Heart, The Circle, The Cross and Liberation, Conclusion; II. The Icon of the Virgin of Vladimir: Belonging to God, Introduction, The Eyes of the Virgin, The Hands of the Virgin, The Child of the Virgin, Conclusion; III. The Icon of the Savior of Zvenigorod: Seeing Christ, Introduction, Seeing a Damaged Image, Seeing a Tender Human Face, Seeing Eyes Which Penetrate both the Heart of God and Every Human Heart, Conclusion; IV. The Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit: Liberating the World, Introduction, The God-within, The Community of Faith, The Liberation of the World, Conclusion; Conclusion; References.
As is stated in the introduction: "Like the painting by Chagall, [which his parents bought when they were first married and to which Nouwen has connected his mother's beauty, the icons] . . . have imprinted themselves so deeply upon my inner life that they appear every time I need comfort and consolation."

Lifesigns: intimacy, fecundity, and ecstasy in Christian perspective

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about intimacy, fecundity, and ecstasy during visits to the L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction From the House of Fear to the House of Love; Part One Intimacy, Introduction, Intimacy and Fear, Intimacy and Love, Intimacy and Solidarity, Conclusion; Part Two Fecundity, Introduction, Fecundity and Fear, Fecundity and Love, Fecundity and Mission, Conclusion; Part Three Ecstasy, Introduction, Ecstasy and Fear, Ecstasy and Love, Ecstasy and a New International Order, Conclusion; Conclusion Signs of Life, A Final Prayer.
As is stated on the back flap: "Fr. Nouwen shows how, together, these three elements [intimacy, fecundity, and ecstasy] offer the essential key to a life free from the domination of fear, and filled instead with hope and love."

Love in a fearful land: a Guatemalan story

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about two North American parish priests who served in Guatemala -- Stanley Francis Rother and John Vesey. Three years after Stanley was murdered in Santiago Atitlan on July 28, 1981, John took his place as parish priest. "This is also a story about the mysterious presence of a faithful God in the midst of a country ravaged by violence, torture and assassination. Most of all, it is a story about prayer" (p. 10).

Gracias!: a Latin American journal

Item consists of a book in which Nouwen wrote about his six-month stay, from October 1981 to March 1982, in Bolivia and Peru. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction, In Search of a Vocation; 1. October, The Lord of the Miracles; 2. November, New Faces and Voices; 3. December, A Land of Martyrs; 4. January, In Pablo and Sophia's House; 5. February, An Inner and Outer Struggle; 6. March, The Outlines of a Vision; Conclusion, A Call to Be Grateful.
As is stated in the back flap: "A treasure lies hidden in the soul of Latin America, a spiritual treasure to be recognized as a gift for us . . . the treasure of gratitude that can help us break through the walls of our individual and collective self-righteousness and can prevent us from destroying ourselves and our planet. "

A letter of consolation

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote as a letter of consolation to his father six months after the death of Henri's mother.

A cry for mercy: prayers from the Genesee

Item consists of a book of prayers which Nouwen wrote during his six-month stay, February to August 1979, with the Trappist Monks of the Abbey of the Genesee in upstate New York. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; I February-March: A fearful heart; II March-April: A cry for mercy; III April-May: Rays of hope; IV May-June: The power of the Spirit; V June-July: The needs of the world; VI July-August: A grateful heart; Epilogue.
As is stated on the back cover: "These contemporary prayers speak powerfully of one man's search for a closer relationship with his God and of his struggle to confront his own inner turmoil."

The way of the heart: desert spirituality and contemporary ministry

Item consists of a book which originated as a seminar Nouwen held at Yale Divinity School on the spirituality of the desert and then as Convocation lectures at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas and at the National Convention of Pastoral Counselors in Denver. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; Solitude; Silence; Prayer; Epilogue; Notes.
As is stated on the back cover of the book: . . . ."Solitude shows us the way to let our behavior be shaped not by the compulsions of the world but by our new mind, the mind of Christ. Silence prevents us from being suffocated by our wordy world and teaches us to speak the Word of God. Finally, unceasing prayer gives solitude and silence their real meaning. . . . The 'way of the heart' leads us not only to a fuller encounter with God but also to a more creative relationship with our fellow human beings."

Making all things new: an invitation to the spiritual life

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. "All These Other Things"; II. "His Kingdom First"; III. "Set Your Hearts"; Conclusion.
As is stated on the front flap: . . . ."If . . .we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise, we will discover that the power of our worries is weakening and all things are being made new."

In memoriam

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about his mother's death.
As is stated on the front flap: . . . ."in life she belonged to a few, in death she is for all."

Clowning in Rome: reflections on solitude, celibacy, prayer, and contemplation

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote based on four lectures given to the English-speaking community in Rome, calling attention to four clown-like elements in the spiritual life. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; I: Solitude and Community; II: Celibacy and the Holy; III: Prayer and Thought; IV: Contemplation and Ministry; Conclusion.
As is stated on the back cover: "During these five months in Rome it wasn't the red cardinals nor the Red Brigade who had the most impact on me . . . the real and true story was told by the clowns. . . . The clowns remind us with a tear and a smile that we are sharing the same human weakness."

The living reminder: service and prayer in memory of Jesus Christ

Item consists of a book which Nouwen first presented in the form of three lectures at the International Conference of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the Canadian Association for Pastoral Education. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue; The Minister as a Healing Reminder, Introduction, The Wounds, The Healing, The Healer, Conclusion; The Minister as a Sustaining Reminder, Introduction, The Sustenance, The Sustaining, The Sustainer, Conclusion; The Minister as a Guiding Reminder, Introduction, The Guidance, The Guiding, The Guide, Conclusion; Epilogue.
As is stated in the front flap: ". . . . In three chapters he [Nouwen] formulates and answers a new and compelling question: Who am I as a living memory of God?"

The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

The item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about the seven months he spent at the Abbey of the Genesee in upstate New York during 1974. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; 1 June: A Stranger in Paradise; 2 July: You Are the Glory of God; 3 August: Nixon and St. Bernard; 4 September: Pray for the World; 5 October: Strangers and Friends; 6 November: Many Saints but One Lord; 7 December: Waiting Quietly and Joyfully; Conclusion; References.
As is stated in the front flap: "Participating fully in the life of the monastery by working in the bakery, helping in the construction of a new chapel, and following the daily hours of prayer, Nouwen brought many typical human experiences and questions to his spiritual director: questions about the aim of the contemplative life and the place of prayer and politics in his life, but also feelings of impatience, jealousy, and self-depreciation, excitement over new spiritual insight, and struggle with the subtle difficulties of allowing Jesus Christ to be the center of his existence."

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