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Anniversary of Don McNeill's Ordination - May 23 - 28, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's attendance at the Ordination Anniversary celebration for Don McNeill at Sacred Heart Church, Notre Dame, Indiana. Includes a long letter from McNeill speaking of his experiences in Chile. Also includes correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at Bethany House, Oakland, California. Includes letters from Joe Collins requesting to see Nouwen while he is in California. Includes postcards, programs, and a travel itinerary for the week. Also includes an essay in French entitled Les Deux Premières Étapes du Cheminement Spirituel à L'Arche à la Lumière des Exercices Spirituels de Saint Ignace by Frank Janin.

Annual Conference of the Catholic School Chaplains of Ontario - January 20, 1993

File consists of correspondence with Brian Halferty, regarding Nouwen acting as the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference of the Catholic School Chaplains of Ontario at Mount Carmel, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The theme of the event was "We Come to Share Our Story." Includes a schedule for the event and a list of themes and related questions. Also includes a letter of response from Nouwen stating that he can only participate in the first day of the event.

Annual National Prayer Breakfast, Ottawa - March 21, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material, mainly with Jim Edwards, M.P. and Bill Bussiere, regarding Nouwen's participation in the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, Ontario. Nouwen gave the address for the breakfast on the theme "Beloved." Includes invitations, programs, music, travel itinerary, travel costs, a transcript of the event including Nouwen's address, and notes in Nouwen's hand for the address. Correspondence regarding arrangements for the event and thank-you letters from many people are included with a copy of Nouwen's response. A videotape of the event and a photograph of Nouwen with Brian Mulrooney were sent to Nouwen with a letter from Jim Edwards but are not in the file. Also includes a signed program by Brian Mulrooney. Some of the materials are in French.

Anton Boisen and his Psychology of Religion

File consists of three copies of a typescript by Nouwen titled "Anton T. Boisen and His Psychology of Religion: Summarizing Notes and Quotations from 'The Exploration of the Inner World.'"

Anton T. Boisen

File consists of a copy of a dissertation entitled, "Anton T. Boisen: De ontwikkeling van zijn persoon en werk" by Harry Stroeken, written in 1977. [Translation of thesis title page: Anton Boisen "The development of his person and work", Catholic university of Leuven (Belgium), Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences. PhD thesis, Presented to obtain a PhD in Psychology by Harry Stroeken under supervision of Prof. Dr. A Vergote].

Anton T. Boisen and the Case Method in Theological Education

File consists of two rough drafts and one final draft of an article by Nouwen entitled, "Anton T. Boisen and the Case Method in Theological Education". Draft 3 is the earlier draft and contains edits by Nouwen. Draft 2 contains edits by an unknown person.

Anton T. Boisen and the psychology of religion

File consists of two copies of a manuscript entitled, “Anton T. Boisen and the Psychology of Religion” by Paul W. Pruyser, of The Menninger Foundation. File also contains a typed summary of a book by Boisen entitled, “Problems in Religion and Life”.

Anton T. Boisen and theology through living human documents

This item consists of a 15 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled: Anton T. Boisen and Theology through living human documents, published in Pastoral Psychology, Volume 19, No. 186, September 1968, p. 49 – 63. This issue of Pastoral Psychology is an Anton T. Boisen Memorial Issue and consists of 9 articles of which Henri Nouwen’s is the last. In this article Nouwen looks at Boisen’s important development of the use of the case study in the clinical training of theological students. Because this development of the case study arose out of Boisen’s confrontation with his own psychotic breakdown in 1920, Nouwen focuses much of this article on the life of Boisen, the relationships that formed his direction from his study of languages, forestry and finally, the ministry. Nouwen states: "In a way, we can say that Boisen’s own psychosis became the center of his identity…there he found his true vocation: the ministry to the mentally ill. There he found the main concepts of his most important publication, The Exploration of the Inner World and there he found the basis of his idea for the clinical training of theological students." The article has a number of headings: The Man, The Central Experience (his psychotic breakdown), The input (here Nouwen discusses some of the people who deeply influenced Boisen), The Outcome (here is discussed his development of the case method, Growth through Conflicts (the growth of the case method and evolutions which Boisen found difficult) and The Last Years (covers the years from Boisen’s retirement until his death in 1965 at the age of 89).

April - June expenses 1994

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's expenses from April to June 1994. Includes correspondence, copies of Bank of Montreal statements, account activity and deposits, expense summary reports, Visa credit card statements, and receipts with notes. Also includes copies of correspondence and forms regarding tax exemptions for royalties paid outside Canada.

April 1985

File consists of correspondence and other material received in and/or regarding events taking place in April 1985. Includes an invitation and arrangements to act as Harvard's delegate at the Academic Convocation in Commemoration of the Centennial Year of St. John's Seminary, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Also includes material related to a talk given on "Mutual Ministry and Aging" for the Elder Life Corporation, Archdiocese of Boston.

Arab - Jewish relations file

File consists of copies of newspaper articles relating to Arab-Jewish relations from a variety of newspaper sources as well as handwritten notes in Nouwen's hand.

Archives file

File consists of materials pertaining to L'Arche Daybreak, materials include a newspaper article, an article from Equinox, a off print of a dictionary entry for Arche written by Nouwen and a L'Arche Daybreak folder with Friends of L'Arche Board of Directors information for 1991-1992.

Argentina - July 1995

File consists of notes in Nouwen's hand regarding a trip to Argentina in July 1995. Annotations on the notes indicate that the trip was cancelled.

Army socks

Item consists of one pair of olive green socks that were part of Henri Nouwen's military uniform. There is a label with 'Nouwen' sewed onto each sock.

Army uniform

Item consists of Nouwen's army uniform from when he served as army chaplain for the Dutch Army between 1957 and 1963.

Box 372 contains:

  • jacket
  • pants
  • 2 ties
  • hat
  • belt
  • handkerchief
  • raincoat
  • scarf
  • clerical collar

Box 373 contains:

  • wool coat
  • trench coat
  • dog tag
  • gloves
  • collar insignias

Box 374: includes a second army uniform, which likely belonged to an unknown family member of Nouwen's. There is a label stapled to the left sleeve of the jacket which reads "H.P.M. Nouwen. H.P.T.". It is unknown exactly how Nouwen was related to this person.

Art/artists - Resources file

File consists of two copies of Rembrandt’s self-portrait, a Spring 1989 newsletter from The Pierpont Morgan Library with an article mentioning Rembrandt and a guide to the Rembrandt exhibit at the Rijksmuseum with a small print of the Rembrandt's Prodigal Son. Also included is a postcard depicting "The Storm on the Sea of Galilee" by Rembrandt and a slide featuring the same painting.

File also consists of an article about an art installation titled "Celestial Vault at Kijkduin" by James Turrell. This was an installation in the dunes near The Hague, created by Turrell (an American artist). There is also an article titled "Een cilinder vol zeegeruis" by Jan Wolkers, a Dutch author and artist.

Article about Nouwen's feelings after attending the June 1980 Community of Communities Theological Conference

This item is a one column article by Henri Nouwen with no title but part of a larger article entitled ‘Hearing Heart to Heart, responses to a theological conference on prayer, published in Sojourners, October 1980, p.23,24. Nouwen begins by identifying his physical and emotional tiredness when he arrived at the conference but then states, ‘My week [at Woodland Park] will stick in my mind as one of the most hopeful events of my life’. Nouwen states that he does not speak of hope as optimism but the hope and trust in God who promises ‘unwavering faithfulness’. Nouwen then goes on to state that he learned from the conference that there are two essential aspects to the common life: prayer and resistance. Prayer holds the community steady and resistance is ‘an act of visible protest against the powers who are bent on waging war even at the cost of the destruction of humanity’.

Article about Nouwen's views about Yale's mission

This item is a one-half page article by Henri Nouwen included in a series entitled, Five Faculty Views of the University’s Mission, published in the Yale Alumni Magazine and Journal, November 1977, p. 10-11. Nouwen begins by asking if it isn’t preposterous to speak about the mission of Yale because mission implies being sent to serve which for missionaries involves not an upward, but a downward movement to the path of pain and suffering. For Yale students however, he suggests the path is directed upward to be successful lawyers, doctors, executives. Nouwen then goes on to say that he does not see the argument as so simple after all. Nouwen says, ‘there is little doubt that Yale is a secular institution. [But] it is also an institution in which the call to service is continually heard.’ At Yale, Nouwen points out, hundreds of students study the sacred scriptures, the sacraments of the church are received, ‘it is a center where people from the most varied religious traditions meet…it is the home where people come together to assist the poor, visit the elderly, to tutor disadvantaged youth…’. Nouwen concludes by saying,’ so there might be a mission for Yale after all: to send men and women into our society who know the world and have acquired the knowledge and the skills to fulfill a task in it, but who also realize that the value of their lives does not depend on what they have been able to acquire, but on how much they have been able to serve their fellow human beings’.

Article by Kathleen Deignan, CND

File consists of a typescript of an article by Kathleen P. Deignan, CND, titled "Moment of Supreme Crisis - Apocalypse of The Poor and Oppressed: A Biblical Reflection on Matthew 25:31-45."

Article by Lamin Sanneh

File consists of a copy of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research containing an article by Lamin Sanneh titled "Muhammad, Prophet of Islam, and Jesus Christ, Image of God: a personal testimony". Copy has been annotated "file: Sanneh, Lamin".

Article by Susan O'Keefe

File consists of an article by Susan O'Keefe titled "Compassion and Homelessness" addressed to Nouwen, Sue Mosteller, Gord Henry, Ben Vaanholt and Dennis Greco.

Article from Chris Glaser

File consists of an article by Chris Glaser titled "Out of the Closets and into the Kingdom: The Call of the Kingdom for Gay Christians within Liberation Theology."

Article from Susanne Massie

File consists of an article from The New Republic titled "White House Watch: Chums" by Fred Barnes, apparently sent by Susanne Massie.

Article on Anton T. Boisen 1968

File consists of drafts of a 1968 article by Nouwen published under the title "Anton T. Boisen and theology through living human documents" (Pastoral Psychology 19, no. 186: September 1968).

Article regarding Marie Strain

File consists of an article by Mark Schafer titled "Peace takes wings in day of celebration", regarding The Celebration of Peace/National Day of Peace, conceived of and organised by Marie Strain.

Articles - miscellaneous file

File consists of a collection of seventeen copied articles, copies of chapters from books and copies of newspaper clippings on a variety of subjects and from a variety of sources. File includes an essay by Kay Evens called “An Anglican reflection on the work of Henri J.M. Nouwen” and handwritten notes in Nouwen's hand on confidence.
These articles include:

  1. "The Way of Stillness" from Athos: The Holy Mountain by Philip Sherrard (Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press).
  2. "An Anglican Reflection on the Work of Henri J.M. Nouwen", an essay by Katherine (Kay) Evans for a course called The Life of Prayer. Essay is from January 1985, and includes a letter from Kay Evans to Nouwen expressing her appreciation that he has agreed to look at her paper.
  3. "Father Zossima and His Visitors" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (from The Brothers Karamazov).
  4. Photocopy of page 116 from an unknown play [The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers, 1951], in which the Narrator speaks about love.
  5. Folder with title "Selected Homilies" and copies of those homilies with an introduction by the editor, Reverend Charles E. Yost, S.C.J. (published by Rev. Brian McCullough. S.C.J. of Priests of the Sacred Heart, Hales Corners, WI).
  6. "Recovery: The Lived Experience of Rehabilitation" by Patricia E. Deegan.
  7. "'Values' Lessons Return to the Classroom: Educators Say Kids Today are 'Rudderless'" by Ellen Graham (Wall Street Journal).
  8. "Masculine Spirituality" by Richard Rohr (Praying, number 26, September-October 1988).
  9. "Sollicitudo Rei Socialis" by Pope John Paul II. Encyclical on Social Concerns. In Origins: NC documentary service, volume 17, number 38: March 3, 1988).
  10. "The Bible Hospital Ward", part of the "Sermons at University/Incarnation" series. This is a copy of a sermon given by Jeff Merkel on February 7, 1988, at University Lutheran Church (Philadelphia, PA).
  11. "L'Arche: Philosophy and Ideology" by John Sumarah (Mental Retardation, volume 25, number 3: June 1987, pp. 165-169).
  12. "The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine" by Eric J. Cassel, M.D. Reprinted with permission from The New England Journal of Medicine, March 18, 1982, on August 26, 1987). Includes a business card for Mary Buzzell, Director of Nursing Services for the Elderly for Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada Hamilton-Wentworth Branch.
  13. ""My Lord and My God": The Divinity of Jesus in John's Gospel" by Jerome H. Neyrey, Weston School of Theology, SBL 1986 Seminar Papers.
  14. "Les mathematiques de la confiance" by G. Le Cardinal et J.F. Guyonnet (Pour la Science, Juillet 1984). Includes handwritten notes by Nouwen.
  15. "The Manger is Empty: A Christmas Story" by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (Christianity Today, December 13, 1985).
  16. "Looking from the Downside Up: an Interview with Walter Wangerin, Jr." by Rodney Clapp (Christianity Today, March 1, 1985).
  17. "An Invocation" and "Ragman" from Ragman and Other Cries of Father by Walter Wangerin, Jr. (San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers).

Articles and reading notes

File consists of photocopied articles and typed summaries related to psychology, in particular the psychology of religion. One summary of a work by John Eudes Bamberger contains a typed critique by Nouwen and a response to this critique by Bamberger. These reading notes most likely relate to Nouwen's fall semester course Psychology 121A: Psychology of Religion of 1966. The materials of this file may also be the product of Nouwen's education at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas between 1964 and 1966.
File also includes an article titled "Gordon William Allport" by Nouwen as well as articles and summaries of works by Bamberger, E.R. Goodenough, Paul W. Pryser, and Marguerite Sechehaye. There is also a section of typed case notes titled "Pastoral Care", the author is unknown.

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