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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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Credit Valley Hospital - November 7, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material from Rev. Colin Smith, regarding Nouwen's address to the Fifth Annual Pastoral Care Appreciation Dinner, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario.

Letters from Kelly and Priscilla Clark

File consists of letters from (Rev. Charles H.) Kelly Clark and his wife Priscilla and a long typed letter from Nouwen regarding the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination.

St. Joseph's Health Centre - October 28, 1990

File consists of correspondence, from Chaplain Jon van Oostveen, regarding Nouwen's address to the West Toronto Presbytery on the topic of "A Caring Church - a Caring People" at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto.

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.

Senator O'Connor School - October 26, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material from Brian Halferty, regarding a presentation for Professional Development Day at Senator O'Connor College School in Don Mills, Ontario. Nouwen spoke on the theme "Called to Community, Called to Grow." Includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for his presentation. Also includes a biography of Nouwen, a book list, and a compilation of thematic quotes by Nouwen prepared by the coordinator of the event.

Faith Day, Separate School Board - October 25, 1990

File consists of a letter to Nouwen outlining his role in Faith Day for the Resource Staff of the York Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board, at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall, Aurora, Ontario. Includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for the day.

Visit of Jean Vanier - October 19, 1990

File consists of schedule of events and official program for Jean Vanier's visit to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes a transcript of Nouwen's welcoming address and a copy of a speech made by Jeanne Sauvé upon the "Presentation of the Insignia of the Companion of the Order of Canada to Jean Vanier."

Letter from The Church of Saint Patrick of Edina

File consists of a letter from Curtis Pribula, Director of Adult Enrichment for The Church of Saint Patrick of Edina (Edina, MN), and a short typed note from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

Taping in New York - October 12, 1990

File consists of correspondence with Rev. John T. Catoir, and other material regarding Nouwen's appearance on the television show Christopher Closeup in New York. A letter from Nouwen to Catoir details his feelings on how the show turned out. Includes personal letters from Catherine de Vinck and Sam Parrish wishing to see him on his trip to New York. Also includes a copy of a royalty statement from Crossroads, a book review of "Beyond the Mirror: Reflections on Death and Life," an article by Michael Leach entitled "Capturing the Invisible Generation," and an article in Dutch by Peter de Haan entitled "Samenwerking Met de Anderen Wordt Aanbevlen."

Fauchois, René, 3 plays

Fauchois, René, [3 plays]: Rivoli; Vitrail; Jean Bart ou le bon corsaire, Paris, L’Édition française illustrée, 1919. – With a dedicace: «A Jacques Grétillat, au Général Masséna, gueulard, épique, magnifique, à mon vieil ami, son vieux frère, René Fauchois.» -- A postcard from Fauchois to J. Sanders is inserted in the book, dated «Lausanne, 5 sept. 1955». Fauchois is looking forward to meeting with Sanders to discuss Antoine’s career.

Letters from Michael Christensen

File consists of letters from (Rev.) Michael J. Christensen, of The Oak Street House, home of the Golden Gate Community of San Francisco, CA, and a short typed letter from Nouwen and a short typed note from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

Catholic Pastoral, Calgary - October 1-5, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material, mainly with Bishop Paul O'Byrne and Rev. Leonard J. Hagel, regarding Nouwen's leadership at Study Days for the Priests of the Diocese of Calgary. Includes handwritten notes, airline tickets, names of participants, daily schedule, and thank you cards. Also includes a copy of a lengthy outgoing letter by Nouwen to all participants outlining the format of the Study Days and expectations of the participants.

Belgium and Holland - September 10 - 22, 1990

File consists of correspondence with various friends and colleagues regarding a visit to Belgium and Holland, most of the incoming letters are in Dutch. Includes copies of several outgoing letters from Nouwen. Also includes a copy of the August 1990 L'Arche Nieuwsbrief, a newsletter for L'Arche Belgium.

Letter from Chris

File consists of a letter from Chris (last name unknown) regarding the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Nouwen's Ordination.

Letter to Chautauqua Institute

File consists of a long typed letter to Rev. Ralph Loew of Chautauqua Institute from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant and two pamphlets regarding the Instutite's 1981 Religion program.

France - August 2-25, 1990

File consists of a letter from Bernard and Claudine Stichelbaut regarding plans to visit Nouwen and Sue Mosteller. The letter is in French.

Letters from Anthony Chase

File consists of letters from Anthony Chase, two written from France, including magazine clippings and his poetry.

Second Annual Day of Reflection for Religious Education Department Heads - June 27, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material from Stephen Platt, regarding Nouwen's participation as speaker at a Day of Reflection for religious education department heads of the York Region Roman Catholic Separate School Board at the Aurora Conference Centre. The title of his talk was "The Spirituality of Christian Leadership in Education."

Interview with Stephen Kendrick - June 25, 1990

File consists of correspondence regarding a request by Rev. Stephen Kendrick to interview Nouwen for a book on spiritual autobiography. Includes Nouwen's reply indicating it would be best to discuss arrangements over the phone. Annotations on the letter indicate June 25th as the day for the interview. Also includes a thank you card from Kendrick.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada and the United States - June 24, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen presiding over the Eucharist at the Sisters of St. Joseph Federation International Event in Toronto. The theme of the event was "Refounding for the 21st Century." Includes a letter from Nouwen regarding the invitation.

Fabre, Émile

Fabre, Émile, L’argent, comédie en quatre actes, représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, au Théâtre Libre, le 6 mai 1895, Paris, Tresse & Stock, 1895. – With a long hand-written dedicace: «À Antoine. Mon cher ami, Vous m’avez donné ma première joie artistique. Je ne l’oublierai pas. Je n’ai pu attacher votre nom au fronton de cette pièce – je le mettrai en tête d’une autre, et celle, par exemple, que je ferai jouer au Français (?)… Mais comme il se pourrait, hélas, que nous dussions attendre encore assez longtemps, je tiens à vous exprimer dès aujourd’hui ma gratitude et ma reconnaissance. Emile Fabre.»
Fabre, Émile, Comme ils sont tous, comédie en cinq actes, Paris, Tresse & Stock, Éditeurs, 1894. – With a dedicace: «À Georges Ancey, Témoignage de vive sympathie littéraire, Emile Fabre.»

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.

Ministry to Priests: Diocese of Pembroke - June 20, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material from Rev. Patrick M. Dobec, regarding Nouwen's engagement as guest speaker for at a Study Day for the priests of the Diocese of Pembroke, Ontario. His talk was entitled "The Man of Prayer."

Letter from The Center for Human Development

File consists of a letter from the Center for Human Development at The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) including two information packages about the Trappist monk Vincent Dwyer, OCSO.

Letter from Pio Celestino

File consists of a very long letter from Pio Celestino to a Mr. Wallis, criticising Nouwen's book "Gracias" as being exploitative, colonial and of trivializing the Latin American experience of aboriginals.

Catholic Health Association of the U.S. - June 10-14, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material mainly from John E. Curley, Jr., regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker at the 75th annual Catholic Health Assembly, in Washington, D.C. The title of his presentation was "Prayer and Health Care: Making Room for God." Includes programs, forms, conference newsletters, and itinerary. Also includes letters from Nouwen responding to Curley's invitation to speak at the event and to other people who wished to see Nouwen during his stay in Washington.

Letter from the Catholic Health Conference of Ontario

File consists of a letter from Sr. Anne Anderson, Executive Director of St. Joseph's Hospital (Brantford, ON), on behalf of the Catholic Health Conference of Ontario and a short typed letter from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

Shalom Program, Loretto College - June 8, 1990

File consists of correspondence and other material from Mary McCann, regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker for the Toronto - Shalom Program in Spiritual Direction, sponsored by Regis College. Includes a brochure and schedule for the event.

Letter from The Catholic Agitator

File consists of a letter from Rick Erhard, Associate Editor of The Catholic Agitator and a short typed letter from Mabel Treadwell on behalf of Nouwen.

Letter from Rick Carter

File consists of a letter from Rick Carter, writing from Nigeria, and a short typed note from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

Rodney DeMartini, AIDS Conference, Summer 1990 - May 28-29, 1990

File consists of correspondence from Rodney DeMartini, regarding Nouwen's possible participation in the AIDS conference. Includes Nouwen's handwritten notes on the subject of "Living in a Time of Grace" and a letter from Nouwen to DeMartini about his deliberation regarding accepting the invitation to be keynote speaker. [In the end Nouwen did not participate in this conference until 1994 and 1995.]

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