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Lenten talk at the St. Paul's Church - April 1, 1992

File consists of a letter to Nouwen from Rev. William Hockin, requesting Nouwen speak as part of St. Paul's Church, Toronto, Lenten Series. Includes a letter from Nouwen confirming the date and time of the event.

Evening Retreat at St. Mary's - April 6 - 8, 1992

File consists of a program, itinerary, and Nouwen's handwritten notes for a retreat at St. Mary's with the theme "Come and See: Three Evenings for Finding God in your Daily Life." Nouwen was the homilist for all three evenings. The themes were "Experiencing God's Grace," "Celebrating God's Love," and "Sharing God's Gifts."

Visit of Fred Bratman regarding Fundraising - April 10 - 11, 1992

File consists of a fax from Fred Bratman, regarding a meeting with Nouwen to discuss the fundraising project. The fax contained a list of subjects that they needed to cover in the meeting. Includes three copies of the fax. Also includes a copy of a fax from Bogle & Gates law firm concerning potential tax treatment of donations by US residents for projects in Canada.

Visit of Robert Durback - April 12 - 19, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a visit by Robert Durback to Nouwen at Daybreak for Holy Week and Easter. Includes a copy of Nouwen's response to Durback. Also includes a card with a quote from St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie - April 14, 1992

File consists of correspondence, with Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe, and other material regarding Nouwen giving a talk for the Priests of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. Includes flight schedule, travel itinerary, and a letter of response from Nouwen confirming arrangements.

Interview with Charles H. Burnell - June 2, 1992

File consists of a letter from Charles Burnell requesting material from Nouwen to be included in his book "The Practice of love." Annotations by Nouwen's secretary indicate a phone interview was scheduled for June 2nd.

York Central Hospital - June 3, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's address to clergy and medical personnel at York Central Hospital. The theme of the address was "Caring for the Whole Person: the Relationship between Spirituality and Medical Care." Includes outline entitled "Care for the Whole Person," notes in Nouwen's hand entitled "Spirituality of the Caregiver," and a news clipping on the death of Tony Perkins. Also includes a handwritten manuscript in Dutch by Nouwen and a draft history of L'Arche in German, not by Nouwen.

Crystal Cathedral - June 21, 1992

File consists of correspondence, mainly with Robert Sculler and Gretchen Penner, and other material regarding Nouwen's appearance on the Hour of Power with Robert Schuller. Three consecutive services were taped on June 21st, Nouwen spoke on "Being the Beloved," "Becoming the Beloved," and "The Disciplines of the Beloved." Includes travel itinerary, brochures, flyers, and TV ratings. Includes many letters from people commenting on Nouwen's appearance on the Hour of Power. A letter from Gretchen Penner states that she sent Nouwen three videos, one copy of each Hour of Power. Also includes some correspondence in Dutch, possibly from the Hour of Power in Holland.

Chautauqua, New York - July 13 - 17, 1992

File consists of correspondence, mainly with Penny Austin, and other material regarding Nouwen giving a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York. Nouwen was planning to bring two members of Daybreak with him. Nouwen became ill and was unable to give his lecture "The Life of the Beloved, in his place Sue Mosteller spoke on spiritual life and ministry to the physically and mentally handicapped. Includes flyers, brochures, pamphlets, postcards, forms, and information sheets from the Chautauqua Institute.

Paul Secondary School Staff Retreat - September 25, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the Staff Retreat for Pope John II Secondary School. Nouwen spoke on the theme of "Working Together." Includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for the talk. Includes correspondence with Mary Lou Halferty regarding arrangements for the retreat. Also includes a thank you note from Michael Monk and words and music for the song "We Are Your Hands."

L'Arche Agape - Sexuality Seminar - October 13 - 14, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen giving a talk at L'Arche Agape, Hull, Quebec. Nouwen spoke on sexuality and affectivity. Includes notes in Nouwen's hand (in French and English) for the event entitled "L'Arche - Community - Guilt around the body." Also includes typescript outline of "The North American Culture and the Plan of God" a talk given by Nouwen at Aylmer. Also includes a memo from Carmen regarding a meeting with the staff from Msgr. Fraser Catholic College on the topic of sexual health and ethics.

Image - Ecumenical Morning Worship - November 20 - 22, 1992

File consists of a letter to Nouwen from Gregory Wolfe regarding arrangements for Nouwen's participation as homilist at the Image Ecumenical Morning Worship at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. The service concluded the conference, "Learning to Believe Again: Artists Talk About Their Art and Their Faith"that was sponsored by Journal and The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. Also includes a program from the service. File further contains conference-related correspondence after the event, as well as Nouwen's handwritten notes.

Retreat of L'Arche Priests at Daybreak - December 6 - 10, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a retreat for the priests of L'Arche at Daybreak. Includes a copy of the itinerary for the Priests of L'Arche meeting at Trosly-Breuil in February 1992. Also includes a letter and a schedule for the December retreat from Gilles Beauchemin. The majority of the material is in French.

Visit of Randy Webb - December 17, 1992

File consists of a letter from Randy Webb regarding arrangements for a visit to Daybreak for prayer and meditation. Also includes a photocopy of the letter.

St. Philip's on-the-Hill - March 13 - 14, 1993

File consists of correspondence, with Rev. Judy Rois, and other material regarding Nouwen's leadership in a day of workshops for St. Phillip's on-the-hill, Unionville, Ontario. Nouwen conducted two workshops on March 13th with the theme "A Listening Heart." Nouwen was to be the homilist at the church's mass on March 14th but instead Alan Cook was the homilist for the service. Includes schedule, pamphlet, brief Alan Cook biography, memo in Nouwen's hand regarding not doing the homily, and notes in Nouwen's hand for the event. File also includes a thank you card from Pam Hay-Ellis who attend the event.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Institute on the Ministry to the Sick - May 2 - 3, 1993

File consists of correspondence, with Clyde Shallenberger, and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Institute on the Ministry to the Sick, Baltimore, Maryland. Nouwen spoke on the "Spiritual Life of the Caregiver." Includes pamphlets with agenda and registration form, travel itinerary, plane tickets and copies of cheques and cheque stubs for honorarium, the Dayspring, and travel expenses. Also includes correspondence with Jack Craig, regarding Nouwen attending dinner and liturgy at the Carmalite Sisters of Baltimore Monastery.

Visit with Bill Carr - May 28 - 31, 1993

File consists of correspondence with regarding arrangements for Bill Carr to visit Daybreak. A letter of response indicates the Dayspring would be available May 7 - 11 or May 28 - 31. The label of the file indicates the visit was set for May 28th - 31st.

The Abbey, Portsmouth, Rhode Island - September 21, 1993

File consists of correspondence with Mark Serna, regarding Nouwen's leadership at a day of recollection for the priests of Providence and Fall River dioceses in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. A letter from Serna states that a schedule for the day was sent with the letter, however it is not in the file. Includes a outline for the book "Rebecca."

St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto - September 27 and 29, 1993

  • CA ON00389 F4-3-1154
  • File
  • February 22 - [before September 27,] 1993
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of a letter from Rev. John Boissonneau, requesting that Nouwen speak at St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto's 1993-1994 Parish Pastor Supervisors' Seminar in Scarborough, Ontario. Nouwen spoke on "Growing Into Priesthood." Includes a schedule for the event and directions.

Visit of Rev. David Crippen from Hosanna - October 6 - 9, 1993

File consists of correspondence, with David Crippen, and other material regarding a visit to Daybreak in October 1993. David was planning a community for the physically disabled called Hosanna. The correspondence indicates that the visit did not take place.

Sacred Heart Church - October 22 -23, 1993

File consists of correspondence, with Don McNeill and Bob Ferrigan, and other material regarding arrangements for a weekend at Sacred Heart Church in Winnetka, Illinois. Nouwen gave a presentation, led a workshop, and was the homilist at a mass. Nouwen was accompanied to the event by Carl MacMillan. Includes a schedule, questions for Nouwen regarding arrangements for the event, and Nouwen's response to those questions. Also includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for the event entitled "Power, Powerlessness, Power."

Chicago Sunday Evening Club - October 26, 1993

File consists of correspondence, from Robert Black, and other material regarding Nouwen's appearance on The Chicago Sunday Evening Club, Chicago, Illinois. Includes "The Chicago Sunday Evening Club 1992 Annual Report" and three copies of the speakers information package. Also includes travel itinerary, plane tickets, a copy of a cheque from the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, and a letter from Nouwen to David Hardin regarding expenses. The Chicago Sunday Evening Club was also known as 30 Good Minutes.

Katholieke Jongerendag - October 30, 1993

File consists of two files containing correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker at Catholic Youth Day in Maaspoort den Bosch, Netherlands. Nouwen also a guest on a show for NCRV (Nederlandse Christlijke Radio Vereniging). Includes poster, program, and newsletter from Katholieke Jongerendag '92 with the invitation to participate. Also includes program and newsletter from Katholieke Jongerendag '93 and details for Nouwen's appearance on NCRV's show. The majority of the material is in Dutch. Also includes a memorial card for Père Thomas Philippe. Also includes photographs from the event in file 1167(1).

Catholic Theological Union - June 2, 1994

File consists of correspondence and other material, regarding Nouwen's acceptance of an Honourary Doctorate in Theology and his agreement to give the commencement address at the Catholic Theology Union in Chicago, Illinois. Includes 8 pages from the May 13, 1994 issue of the National Catholic Reporter, a copy of a press release about Nouwen, and a copy of Nouwen's travel itinerary and expenses. Also includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for the commencement.

L'Arche Retreat in Belgium - June 6, 1994

File consists of correspondence, mainly with Marleen Van Volsem, and other material, regarding Nouwen's leadership at a retreat for Long Term Assistants of the Northern European Zone in Bruges, Belgium. Includes travel arrangements and expenses, schedule, an analysis of questionnaires completed in 1991 by L'Arche assistants, comments on that analysis from Therese Vanier, and a summary of the retreat. Includes a typescript with illustrations of a participant notes from the retreat. Also includes Nouwen's handwritten notes from a foreword to a book by Jean Vanier.

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 copies of some addresses given to the executive council of the Episcopal Church by Rev. Edmond Browning with notes written by Nouwen on them. Nouwen attended the event with Sue Mosteller, Wendy Lywood, and Thelus George. Includes travel itinerary and expenses, schedules, programs, and Episcopalian reference material, some articles have been highlighted by Nouwen. Also includes Nouwen's handwritten notes for his talk on the theme of "Community."

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Staff Faith Day - February 2, 1995

  • CA ON00389 F4-3-2018-08-10/0
  • File
  • Septmber 21, 1994 - February 2, 1995
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of correspondence from Patrick Collins and other material regarding Nouwen giving a talk and celebrating the Eucharist at the Staff Faith Day for St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Thornhill, Ontario. The theme of the day was "living a Eucharistic life." Includes map and program.

The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto - February 16, 1995

File consists of correspondence, from Barbara Boraks, and other material regarding Nouwen's participation in the program entitled "Different Paths to God: Following Torah, The Way of Islam and Jesus" at the Newman Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Includes Newman Centre bulletin from January 22, 1995.

First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas - March 2 - 8, 1995

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's trip to Fort Worth, Texas in March 1995. Nouwen visited with Malcolm Street and Bob Buford, performed the Sunday service at the First Presbyterian Church and attended the workshop "Caring, Connecting, Contributing: A Spiritual Journey." Includes the workshop agenda and evaluation form, reference material on aging, and the First Presbyterian church bulletin. Also includes a letter from Wayne Miller requesting to see Nouwen if he is in the southwest. It is uncertain whether they did meet.

St. Paul's Bloor Street - March 15, 1995

  • CA ON00389 F4-3-1225
  • File
  • September 9, 1994 - January 11, 1995
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as a preacher for St. Paul's Bloor Street, Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, series of Wednesday noon Lenten addresses. The theme of the series was "Parables of Hope."

The General Theological Seminary - March 27 - 28, 1995

File consists of correspondence, from Rev. James Fenhagen, and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as a speaker at the College of Bishops program at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Nouwen spoke on the topic of Christian anthropology, "The Misery and Grandeur of Humanity." While in New York City Nouwen also gave a sermon and a talk at St. James Church. The talk was entitled "Holy Week as Spiritual Journey." Includes brochures, bulletin and information sheets. Also includes the March 1995 issue of Contactblad Mertonvrienden (Dutch).

Yale Divinity School - Keynote Address - March 30, 31, 1995

File consists of correspondence, from Margaret Farley, and other material regarding Nouwen's participation as the keynote speaker for a symposium on "Mental Retardation: Ethical, Theological, and Pastoral Issues" at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut. The symposium was sponsored by the Yale Divinity School in conjunction with the 1995 World Special Olympics. Nouwen's address was entitled "The Witness of Persons with Mental Retardation." Nouwen was accompanied to the event by Joe Vorstermans and Bill Van Buren. Includes list of speakers, schedule, name tag, meal tickets and campus and building maps.

Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada - April 19, 1995

File consists of correspondence, mainly from James Berney, and other material regarding Nouwen giving a talk to the members of the National Staff Council of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. The talk took place at the Dayspring after a Eucharist service. The talk was centered around the book "In the Name of Jesus." Includes the "Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada Annual Report 1993 - 94," list of participants, and a list of questions regarding "In the Name of Jesus."

The Norton Presbyterian Church - May 7, 1995

File consists of a letter and other material regarding Nouwen leading the teaching/worship service at Norton, Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut. Includes copies of discussion outlines for an Ecumenical Lenten Study on "With Burning Hearts."

Frontier College - May 28, 1995

File consists of a copy of a fax from Teresa Tratnyek regarding Nouwen giving the Gospel reading and reflection for Frontier College's Common Worship Celebration at St. Joseph's.

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