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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Henri Nouwen fonds Item
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Discipleship and failure

Item consists of a copy of an article called "Discipleship and failure" by Ched Myers. The article is about failure and discipleship seen through the Gospel of Mark.

A dream after cardiac surgery

Item consists of an offprint of an article called "A dream after cardiac surgery" by Paul W. Pruyser. The article is about the author's recollection and analysis of a dream he had after undergoing cardiac surgery.

The brothers Karamazov as teachers of Christian faith

Item consists of a copy of an article called "The brothers Karamazov as teachers of Christian faith", by Donald Nicholl. The article is about how the characters in the book "The brothers Karamazov" by Dostoyevsky are the best t...

Centro Presente offers haven to refugees

Item consists of a newspaper article called "Centro Presente offers haven to refugees", by Sr. Barbara O'C. King, S.N.J.M. The article is about how Centro Presente aid refugees from Latin America in the Boston area.

Chrétiens: toutes dimensions

Item consists of a copy of a portion of a booklet called "Chrétiens: toutes dimensions", by Jean Vanier and Eric Julien. The article is about the Easter 1991 pilgrimage to Lourdes of 12,000 handicapped pilgrims from all over the world.

Church helps mental patients back into community

Item consists of a copy of a newspaper article called "Church helps mental patients back into community", by Ken Wright. The article is about a local church helping mentally handicapped persons back into the community.

The clever retort

Item consists of a copy of a newspaper article called "The clever retort", by John Berendt. The article is about examples of witty and clever retorts throughout history.

An author and father looks ahead at the past

Item consists of a newspaper article titled "An author and father looks ahead at the past", by Robert M. Pirsig. The article looks back at the ten years since the book "Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance" was published a...

Brokenness and community

Item consists of a copy of a manuscript called "Brokenness and community", by Jean Vanier and introduced by Ronald F. Thiemann. The manuscript is a compilation of two speeches delivered by Vanier at Harvard Divinity School's inaugur...

An anthropologist on Mars

  • CA ON00389 1-12-3-2421
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  • December 27, 1993 - January 3, 1994
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

Item consists of a copy of a magazine article called "An anthropologist on Mars", by Oliver Sacks. The article is about autism, autistic savants, and Temple Grandin, an autistic savant who holds a Ph.D. in animal science and a teacher a...

An act of faith that could liberate Sarajevo

Item consists of a copy of a newspaper article called "An act of faith that could liberate Sarajevo", by James Carroll. The article is about faith, religion, Roman Catholic Lent, Muslim Ramadan, the Orthodox Church's Great Fast and ...

Under the trapeze

Item consists of a book collected by Nouwen pertaining to the circus. This book is the true and unembellished account of the last original old-fashioned all-American independently owned and operated family circus. The book was purchased at Borders...

The greatest show on earth

Item consists of a videocassette of The Greatest Show on Earth produced by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures in 1952.

The love of the circus

Item consists of an illustrated book collected by Nouwen revealing the behind the scenes look at the circus.

Night after night

Item consists of a book given to Nouwen by the author. The book is a work of fiction.

Sacred Clowns

Item consists of a book collected by Nouwen. The book is a work of fiction and a murder mystery about a group of sacred kachinas or clowns.

A son of the circus

Item consists of a book collected by Nouwen. The book is a work of fiction and mentions dwarf clowns.

Big-top circus

Item consists of an illustrated children's book given by Jutta Ayer to Nouwen about the circus.

The English circus

Item consists of an illustrated book collected by Nouwen about the history and development of the circus in England.

If I ran the circus

Item consists of an illustrated children's book given to Nouwen. The book is a part of the Dr. Seuss series.

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.

Sailor doll

Item consists of one sailor doll with a hat with the label, "Holland-America Line". Henri Nouwen likely collected this doll while on contract as the chaplain for the Holland America Line in 1962. The doll has a soft body and a hard plast...

String doll

Item consists of one doll made of rope. Red string is wound around each leg and arm, and green string is wound around the middle to create a waist. Green string also attaches the arms to the body. The head is a brown wooden ball. Around its neck i...

Painted angel ornament

Item consists of one painted wooden angel. It has many colours. The angel is blowing a horn. Label on the back indicates that the angel was purchased in El Salvador for $15.99.

Hinged wooden book stand

Item consists of one hinged wooden book stand that can collapse to be flat. The book stand is carved and features carved maple leaves.

Crucifix pendant

Item consists of one small metal pendant. On the front is a crucifix, with engraved figures behind Jesus, and angels above His head. The verso lists the name "Assisi" and has an engraved phrase in Latin, likely a prayer.

Commemorative coin

Item consists of one commemorative coin. The front of the coin features a raised profile of Pope Paul VI, and the Latin of his name: "Paulus VI. Pont. Max" The verso of the coin reads "Anno santo 1975. Roma" and a raise depicti...

Virgin Mary statuette

Item consists of one cream-coloured, porcelain statuette featuring the figure of the Virgin Mary praying. Statuette is approximately 19.5 cm tall. This object was a gift to Nouwen from the Flying Rodleighs. Bottom of the figure has inscription, in...

Clay sculpture

Item consists of one small clay sculpture, possibly made by a member of L'Arche Daybreak. The sculpture features Nouwen with his arms around a child, whose hand is reaching towards Nouwen's open mouth. The Nouwen figure has a blue-gray g...

Wooden sculpture

Item consists of one wooden sculpture, all carved from one block of dark wood. The bottom of the wood features the carved inscription 'The Remnant' and possibly a signature of the artist. The sculpture features a seated figure with its l...

Noah's Ark musical ornament

Item consists of one Noah's Ark musical ornament with "Adam Arnett, Nov. 17-1961 - Feb. 13-1996" inscribed on bottom. The song played is "It's a Small World".

Plaster sculpture

Item consists of one glazed plaster sculpture of a hand with "Michael Barret 1991" carved on bottom. Sculpture is glazed with white paint with blue and purple swatches.

Wooden acrobat toy

Item consists of one painted wooden acrobat toy on a wooden stand given to Nouwen by Joseph and Brad for Christmas. There is a handwritten note from Joseph and Brad on the wooden stand.

Engraved wooden box

Item consists of one engraved wooden box. The engraving is a pattern of squares with triangles.

Place mat

Item consists of one turquoise woven place mat.

Napkin ring

Item consists of one wooden napkin ring. The napkin ring is painted and features an outdoor scene with "Henri Nouwen" painted in yellow paint.

Coasters

Item consists of one set of coasters. The initials "H.N." are embossed on the coasters in gold ink.

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:jacketpants2 tieshatbelthandkerchiefraincoatscarfclerical collarBox 373 contains:wool coattrench coatdog tag...

Pink drawstring bag

Item consists of one pink cloth drawstring bag with colourful embroidery and a yellow drawstring. This is a religious artifact, as the bag has a large decorative cross embroidered on it. There is also a woven cross, from red string, located inside...

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