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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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Draft of Ministry and spirituality

File consists of a faxed manuscript for the introduction to "Ministry and Spirituality", sent to Kathy Christie, Nouwen's administrative assistant, by Nouwen on January 18, 1996, while he was in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Draft of Preparing for death

File consists of handwritten notes and a draft manuscript of the introduction to "Preparing for Death". This article is regarding death and Nouwen's second near death experience from an infection. It has been published recently in...

Draft of Waiting for God

File consists of a draft manuscript for a talk or sermon on the theme of waiting for God.

Collected circus materials

File consists of a variety of materials related to the circus. Includes book lists in Dutch, sketches, a print price list, a copy of an excerpt from the book ‘A second birthday’ by William Stringfellow referring to the circus and a postcard pictur...

Daybreak publications

File consists of the agenda for the Daybreak Publications / Henri Update / Development Meeting (September 11, 1996), and includes the 1996/97 Catalogue budget.

Dayspring project - architecture and financial, L'Arche

File consists of materials related to the Dayspring construction project in 1996. This includes a copy of the five year financing plan; sketch of proposed preliminary floor plan for the Dayspring addition with four pages of notes describing the pr...

Letchworth park file

File consists of information about Letchworth State Park, items include a map, a booklet called Historical Highlights – Letchworth State Park and a handwritten note, not in Nouwen's hand, with a meeting time and place within the park.


File consists of business correspondence concerning The Return of the Prodigal Son, Our Greatest Gift, Life of the Beloved, With Burning Hearts, Here and Now, and Life Signs, and the possibility of Novalis translating these books into French; busi...

Expenses - personal

  • CA ON00389 1-6-1-1338-1, 1338-2
  • File
  • January 1995 - July 1996
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of two file folders containing material regarding Nouwen's personal expenses incurred in 1995 and 1996. Includes receipts, invoices, notes and copies of cheques arranged by month.

Foreign accounts

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's foreign banks. Includes exchange rates for foreign currency, account information such as account numbers, locations and amount of money in the accounts, and a letter from Nouwen regarding paying ta...

General finances 1996

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's various general financial matters, predominantly from 1996. Includes correspondence regarding publication information, correspondence regarding Nouwen's death, subscription cancellations, a he...

Mutual Group - retirement

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's mutual fund account with The Mutual Group. Includes statements, quarterly and annual reports, correspondence, and information pamphlets.

RRSP - Daybreak

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's RRSP (retirement) with L'Arche Daybreak. Includes correspondence and statements from The Prudential. Also includes an investment guide.

RRSP - Henri's with Daybreak

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's RRSP (retirement) with L'Arche Daybreak. Includes correspondence and statements from The Prudential. Also includes application forms, newsletters, and the 1994 Annual Report.

Travel Protection Plan

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's travel protection plan with Bank of Montreal. Includes correspondence, forms, and information pamphlets.

Episcopal General Convention, Indiana - August 24, 1994

File consists of correspondence, mainly with Rev. Edmond Browning, Presiding Bishop, the Episcopal Church, and other material regarding Nouwen giving a talk at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Includes copie...

Ronald McDonald Award - October 11 - 14, 1996

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen being the recipient of the 1996 Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence. Nouwen was to be accompanied to the ceremony in Chicago by Sue Mosteller, Nathan Ball, and Car...

Casowasco Conference Center - October 27 - November 1, 1996

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the Casowasco Conference Center, Moravia, New York. Nouwen was to speak on "Solitude, Community and Ministry." Includes other letters from people wishing to ...

L'Arche Nehalem - April 12, 1997

File consists of correspondence with Paul Lipscomb regarding Nouwen speaking at L'Arche Nehalem in Portland, Oregon. Nouwen did not attend the event due to his death on September 21, 1996.

Aglow International - November 21 - 24, 1997

File consists of correspondence, from Dee Fink and Jane Hansen, and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the Aglow International Conference in New Orleans in November 1997. Includes a newsletter, brochure and catalogue from Aglow Internatio...

Photographs of Nouwen's visit to Peapack, NJ

File consists of an album of twenty-six photographs of Nouwen (wearing a blue collared shirt, light gray sweater and gray pants), Peggy McDonnell, Nathan Ball and others at McDonnell's home in Peapack, NJ, where Nouwen stayed during part of h...

Photographs of unknown chapel

File consists of eight photographs of an unknown chapel. The first and second photographs show different angles of a room outside of the nave which has a podium and wooden chairs. The floor of this room is carpeted, and there is a wooden ceiling. ...

Photographs of Niagara Falls

File consists of three photographs. Two photographs depict Niagara Falls, one photograph shows the Canada - United States border.

Photographs in Central Park

File consists of eight photographs taken in Central Park in New York City, NY.P3575 - Bethesda FountainP3576 - Central Park PondP3577 and P3578 - Flowering tree in the ParkP3579 - the "Pilgrim Father" statue. This statue depicts a bronze...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence

File consists of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Award of Excellence awarded to Nouwen in September 1996 and received by Carl MacMillan and others from the L'Arche Daybreak in October on behalf of Nouwen, who had died within that time, in...

Car keys and other keys

File consists of keys that were used by Henri Nouwen. This includes a set of keys for Nouwen's 1990 Honda, one set for an unidentified car, a Honda key attached to a ring with a wooden tag labelled "Cambridge" and other miscellaneou...

Assorted prints, postcards, greeting cards

File consists of various reproduction prints, blank postcards and greeting cards. These prints, postcards, and cards, include mostly religious images, but also a few geographical images. File includes some of the following:one black and white prin...

File with reviews of The return of the prodigal son

File consists of reviews of The Return of the Prodigal Son : A Mediation on Fathers, Brothers, and Sons, known in Dutch as Eindelijk thuis. Gedachten bij Rembrandts 'De Terugkeer van de Verloren Zoon,' in German as Nimm sein Bild in dein...

Photographs of assistants and core members during skit

File consists of three photographs of L'Arche Daybreak assistants and core members during a skit. Photographs depict: Gord Henry, Sr. Sue Mosteller, Lorenzo Sforza-Cesarini, Nathan Ball, Alan Steers, David Harmon, John Bloss, and others.

Letters from the Abbey of the Genesee

File consists of letters from members of the Abbey of the Genesee of Piffard, New York. Includes eleven long typed letters from Nouwen, as well as letters from Kevin Bushe, Br. James, Br. Anthony, Fr. John Eudes Bamberger, Br. Christian, Br. Vinc...

Photographs of Nouwen's trip to Cancun, Mexico

File consists of nine photographs of Nouwen, wearing a blue short-sleeved collared shirt, in Cancun, Mexico for The Gathering Conference (November 2-4, 1995), with Nathan Ball and Joe Vorstermans, and Linda and Bob Buford.

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