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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections
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Nouwen wil pastoraat dat over geloof spreekt

Item consists of an article by Jurjen Beumer titled "Nouwen wil pastoraat dat over geloof spreekt" [Nouwen ministry would like to speak about faith]. Beumer discusses Nouwen and his writings and his thoughts on faith.

Henri Nouwen

Item consists of an article about Henri Nouwen (in the section of the magazine titled "Faces of Faith). Boers describes his meeting with Nouwen, and describes his visit at L'Arche Daybreak. Boers interviews Nouwen and asks him about his experience in Latin America and attempt to find a vocation there, his 1984 speaking tour [An Interrupted Journey], his decision to join L'Arche, and Nouwen's role at L'Arche and his feelings about the community.

"Vieren van elkaar": in gesprek met Henri Nouwen

Item consists of an interview titled "Vieren van elkaar" ["Celebrating together"]. Item also includes Nouwen's handwritten notes that he made during the interview. The notes include his drawings of the time-line and a wagon-wheel like figure with a dark centre.

Brieven van lezers

Item consists of an article which criticizes Nouwen's article "Toekomstige parkeerplaats tussen de sterren" [according to a brief translation].

De magneet van Ars

Item consists of an article which discusses Nouwen's visit to Ars [according to a brief translation].

Spiritual direction

Item consists of a booklet regarding spiritual direction with subtitles such as: The Movement from Absurdity to Obedience and The Three Disciplines of the Spiritual Life.

Mary, mother of priests

Item consists of a booklet featuring a homily by Nouwen on Mary for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael, Toronto, during Marian year 1988.

Intimacy: pastoral psychological essays

Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about intimacy. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction; The context, Chapter 1--From magic to faith; Intimacy and sexuality, Chapter 2--The challenge to love, Chapter 3--Homosexuality: Prejudice or mental illness?; Intimacy and prayer, Chapter 4--Student prayers: Between confusion and hope, Chapter 5--Pentecostalism on campus; Intimacy and community, Chapter 6--Depression in the seminary; Intimacy and the ministry, Chapter 7--The priest and his mental health, Chapter 8--Training for the campus ministry; Conclusion.
As is stated on the back cover: "Intimacy is the theme which binds the divergent subjects of this book together. Intimacy in the relationship between man and woman, between man and man, and between man and God; intimacy also in the life of the man who wants to live in a religious community, intimacy finally for the minister or priest who wants to give a home to others but risks losing his own."

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."

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."

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. "

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).

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."

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."

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."

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.

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