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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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Letters from Mich and Mary Zeman

File consists of letters from Mich and Mary Zeman, including two typed letters of recommendation for Mich Zeman and a very long typed letter from Nouwen, as well as a joint letter written by Nouwen and Mich to members of their fall 1980 course, Spiritual Direction.

Letters from Nouwen's 25th Anniversary of Ordination

File consists of letters, telegrams and greeting cards sent to Nouwen on the occassion of the 25th anniversary of his Ordination. The letters have been numbered by the Archivist. The list of correspondents includes:

  1. Br. M. Alexis
  2. Bob Durback
  3. Bob Serigan
  4. Br. James
  5. Kathy Begina
  6. Walter and Jet Gaffney
  7. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.
  8. Marge and Tom Melizzi
  9. [Juanita Gerken?]
  10. Jean [Emmons]
  11. June E. Hagan
  12. Jane Bouvier
  13. Kathy Sennott
  14. Phyllis Howelb
  15. Madeline and Dorothea McGinley
  16. Art Laffin
  17. Steve and Carol Berry
  18. Sr. Gabriel Marie
  19. Caroline S. Wales
    20.Manette and Harry Adams
  20. Sr. Catherine
  21. Ken and Lenore Smith-Aman
    23.Joseph G. Kelly
  22. Kay Hartlage and Eileen Walsh
  23. Peg Oetjen
  24. Elaine Fitzpatrick
  25. Barbara Grecco
    28.Mary Fern [Hollis]
  26. Don McNeill
  27. Virginia van Dooren
  28. Tom and Ada Karlin (telegram also from Meg and Ovidio Penalver, Agnes Baker and Laura Shilter)
  29. Sr. Doreen, CP
  30. Frank and Sandy (Sandra) Cihlar
    34.Ellie Drury
  31. Mary Ann Logue
  32. Mabel and John Treadwell
    37.Covenant Peace Community (Rev. Hud Richard)
  33. Gerry McCrane
  34. Fr. John Eudes Bamberger
    40.David [Schlaver?]
  35. Rose and Dan Lucey
  36. Carol [Plantinga]
  37. Jeff [Merkle]
  38. Frank Yeomans
  39. Br. Christian [photograph removed]
    46.Hans and Ann Hermans
  40. Frank Yeomans, Maria Malanchuk, Arlene Ganem, Brad Wolcott and Vincent [last name unknown]
    48.Carolyn Beehler
    49.Callie and Wim Stone
    50.Caroline S. Wales
    51.Steve and Carol Berry
    52.John and Marjorie Mogabgab
    53.Rudy Hokanson and Susan Miller
    54.Sr. Marci [Marcelline] Yurkovic
  41. Anne and Mary [lastname unknown]
    56.unknown prayer card and photograph [photograph removed]
  42. Br. Anthony, OCSO [photograph removed]
    58.Elaine Blondin Kriedel
  43. P. and C.
  44. Br. Theodore.

Letters from Ron van den Bosch

File consists of letters, photographs and newspaper clippings from Ron van den Bosch and letters by Nouwen. Also contains correspondence from Robert L. Bell, President of Crescendo Publishing regarding the Desiderata poem.

Chicago Sunday Evening Club - September 29, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material from David Hardin, regarding Nouwen's appearance on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club. Includes letters between Connie and Hardin making the arrangements for Nouwen's trip to Chicago. Includes Chicago Sunday Evening Club Annual Report 1989-90, newsletters, travel itinerary, airline tickets, and a speaker's information brochure. Includes a photograph of Don O'Neill who picked Nouwen up from the airport. Also includes a letter from Nouwen reflecting on his performance. A videocassette of his performance was sent to Nouwen by Hardin.

Consultation on Parish Ministry Conference - January 6 - 10, 1992

File consists of correspondence, mainly with Allan Johnson, and other material regarding Nouwen's presentations at the Consultation on Parish Ministry in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the event was "The Spiritual Life of the Pastor." Also includes correspondence with Brett Webb-Mitchell discussing his work with children with disabilities and his desire to meet with Nouwen in Orlando, annotations on the letter of response confirm the meeting. Includes two pieces of writing from Webb-Mitchell "The Religious Imagination of Children with Disabilities" and "Welcome Unexpected Guests to the Banquet." Also includes travel itinerary, airline tickets for Nouwen and three other members of Daybreak, conference Guidebook and Workshop book, and a number of letters, cards, and photographs for Nouwen regarding the event.

Greenbelt Art Festival - August 28-29, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation at the 1992 Greenbelt Arts Festival in Northampton, England. Nouwen gave three seminars entitled "Being the Beloved," "The Life of the Beloved," and "The Discipline of the Beloved.' Includes Greenbelt Art Festival programs and daily event guide from 1991 and 1992. Includes a brochure, information sheets, forms, maps, and directions. Also includes newspaper article about Nouwen at the festival and a photograph of Nouwen bowing his head in prayer as he prepared for his talk.

Kanuga Conference Center- March 17 - 19, 1993

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's leadership at the Bowen Christian Commitment Conference, at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Nouwen's topic was "The Beloved Community." Nouwen was accompanied to the conference by Sue Mosteller and Bill Van Buren. The conference was sponsored by the Institute in Servant Leadership. Includes correspondence regarding arrangements for the event, correspondence from participants in the event, 1992 and 1993 Kanuga Program Offerings, Kanuga pamphlets, and Institute for Servant Leadership newsletters. Also includes forms for permission to tape the event and cheque stubs for honorarium, travel, photographs and miscellaneous expenses.

Katholieke Jongerendag - October 30, 1993

File consists of two files containing correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker at Catholic Youth Day in Maaspoort den Bosch, Netherlands. Nouwen also a guest on a show for NCRV (Nederlandse Christlijke Radio Vereniging). Includes poster, program, and newsletter from Katholieke Jongerendag '92 with the invitation to participate. Also includes program and newsletter from Katholieke Jongerendag '93 and details for Nouwen's appearance on NCRV's show. The majority of the material is in Dutch. Also includes a memorial card for Père Thomas Philippe. Also includes photographs from the event in file 1167(1).

Street Level - April 27 - 30, 1994

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation at Street Level: A National Conference for Street workers at the Chestnut Park Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Nouwen gave the opening address for the conference and led the Thursday morning devotional. Includes schedule, information sheets on workshops and speakers, reference material, and songs of devotion. Includes the May 1993 issue of Context: Research to make Religion Relevant. Also includes 12 photographs of Nouwen for the press.

Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, Hong Kong - Summer 1994

File consists of a fax from Daniel Yeung inviting Nouwen to the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre in Hong Kong to teach in the Summer of 1994. Includes description of the Centre's history, mission, and resources. Includes the original of the letter sent by fax and a copy of the Centre's publication "Areopagus" vol. 5, no. 4, Christmas cards and postcards from the Centre, and photographs of the Centre. There is no indication that this invitation was accepted.

Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Camaldolese Monks - July 1994

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a retreat by Nouwen and Frank Hamilton at the Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Camaldolese Monks, in Big Sur, California. Includes a letter and pictures from the Carmelite Monastery that Nouwen visited while he was in California. Also includes a copy of an article entitled "KQED documentary features Oakland resident and activist," accompanied by a letter from Rose Lucey.

Illinois Synod Pastoral Conference - August, 1980

  • CA ON00389 F4-3-669
  • File
  • February 8, 1980 - November 10, 1980
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of correspondence, mainly from Randy Webb and Arthur Arnold, and other material regarding Nouwen's leadership at the 1980 Illinois Synod Pastors Conference, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. The theme of the conference was "Prayer and Ministry." Includes slides, from Randy Webb, of Augustana College. Also includes correspondence and a newspaper clipping from Richard Holmer, regarding Nouwen speaking at the First Lutheran Church in Genesco, Illinois. Nouwen spoke on the relation of prayer and contemplative life to ministry and outreach. Also includes a photograph of Randy Webb's two sons.

Talk at St. Philips Lutheran Church - October 24, 1980

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation in a number of lectures and events in Minnesota. Correspondence, with David Williamson, regarding Nouwen's lecture given at the Colonial Church of Edina, Annual Fall Lectureship on October 23, 1980 in Edina, Minnesota. Nouwen spoke on "Solitude and Intimacy in Contemporary Society." Correspondence, from William Hulme, regarding Nouwen's lecture at Luther-Northwestern Seminaries conference "Challenge for the Ministry in the Eighties III," on October 24, 1980, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nouwen's talk was entitled "Spirituality of Compassion," where he spoke on compassion and patience. Correspondence with, Vincent Eilers, regarding Nouwen acting as celebrant at the Serra Seminary Symposium, for St. John Vianney College Seminary and St. Paul Seminary on October 25, 1980. Nouwen spoke on "Spiritual Life in the 1980s." Includes brochures, flyers, song sheets, travel itinerary and thank you cards and letters from attendees of his talks. Also includes a news clipping on the event at the Serra Seminary Symposium and a photograph of the Colonial Church of Edina.

August 1985

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation in August Desert Wilderness, an event protesting nuclear testing, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Includes a copy of a letter from Jim Antal to Anne Bucher and a letter from Jim to Nouwen regarding the event. Nouwen gave a talk on August 6th. Also includes a pamphlet about the event, a postcard, and photograph of Jim and family.

Rev. Dehnert and wife (Australia) - October 26, 1990

File consists of a letter from Rev. Dehnert, requesting to do a retreat with Nouwen or Sue Mosteller at Daybreak. Includes a copy of Nouwen's outgoing response stating that their schedules do not permit time for a retreat. Annotations on the letter indicate a dinner was confirmed for October 26th. Also includes a photograph with annotations in French on the back.

St. Stephen's Chapel - December 6, 1990

File consists of memos from Nouwen to some members of the Daybreak community, inviting them to the Annual Eucharist and Dinner of the Ansgar Foundation at St. Stephen's Chapel and the National Club in Toronto. Includes copies of the seating arrangement and notes back from Sue Mosteller and Nathan Ball suggesting who from the community should be invited to join them. Also includes a pamphlet in Dutch and a photograph of an alter with Dutch annotations on the back.

Ordination material

File consists of material from Nouwen’s ordination ceremony on July 21, 1957 in Utrecht and on July 28, 1957 in Scheveningen, including reminder cards, dinner menu and a copy of the photograph of Nouwen as a child playing priest.

Doubleday correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning A Cry for Mercy, Compassion and Reaching Out; business documents include an agreement regarding "untitled book on Compassion", permission to use Reaching Out, two original signed copies of agreements for Downward Mobility, eight photographic prints of illustrations (including at least one used for A Cry for Mercy), and publisher advertisements for The Genesee Diary.

Doubleday correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning Compassion, Reaching Out, The Spirituality of Intimacy, Fecundity and Ecstasy (Lifesigns); business documents including a copy of Spanish agreement for Reaching Out, and an agreement for Nouwen to write an introduction to Yushi Nomura's Desert Wisdom; personal correspondence including copies of Nouwen's letters, thank you letters to the Doubleday staff and mentioning that he was enclosing a card made on occasion of the 25th anniversary of his Ordination (card not in file). File also includes four example sheets of calligraphy used for sub-titles and eight ink line drawings by Dr. Joel Filartiga used to illustrate Compassion.

Doubleday correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Wounded Healer, The Return of the Prodigal Son (one letter in French), Aging, Interrupted Love (published as The Inner Voice of Love) and Compassion (Japanese edition); business documents including a colour photo suggested as a cover image, three colour mock covers for The Wounded Healer, sample text and Spanish rights offer sheet for The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Lannoo correspondence file

File consists of business correspondence concerning The Prodigal Son (also referred to as Canvas of Love), Aging, and Lifesigns; business documents including three Dutch drafts of The Prodigal Son and a colour photographic image for the book cover, a colour photograph of a blade of grass, and royalty statements.

Verslag van een stage bij van den Bergh's en Jurgens Fabrieken N.V.

File consists of an essay by Nouwen titled "Verslag van een stage bij van den Bergh's en Jurgens Fabrieken N.V." [Report of an internship with Van den Bergh and Jurgens factories NV.]. This is a report of Nouwen's time as an intern at Unilever. Report includes drawings and pasted in diagrams of his work and the factory. His internship was conducted from July 1 - August 1, 1958.

Lulu Wendel and Anton Boisen

File consists of copies of letters to Lulu Wendel from Anton T. Boisen, and manuscripts by Wendel entitled, "From Bedlam to Bethlehem", collected by Nouwen. Letters to Wendel from Boisen are regarding a manuscript she wrote about her own experience (citing Boisen) in 1961 (letters are dated 1961 and 1962). There are two copies of Wendel's manuscript; one complete version with illustrations, and one without. File also includes an article by Wendel entitled, “A Visit,” and a Christmas portrait of the Wendel family in 1970. The material was sent to Nouwen by Wendel in 1971.

Portrait of Anton T. Boisen

File consists of portrait, taken by an unknown professional photographer, of Anton T. Boisen, wearing a suit and seated in front of a large map.

Articles related to Jean Vanier’s work

File consists of articles and newspaper clippings from Canadian newspapers on Jean Vanier and his work. Includes 3 photographs of Jean Vanier, one from 7 February 1973 and two undated; a photograph of Jean Vanier's mother, Madame Pauline Vanier; 3 photographs taken at a L' Arche community, undated; and 2 copies of the May 1973 edition of Pastoral-Quebec titled Une Esperance? with Jean Vanier on the cover.

Séguin, Madeleine

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