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Henri Nouwen fonds File
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"From Magic to Faith" lecture notes

File consists of 23 typed pages of a lecture titled "From Magic to Faith," which discusses the religious development of individuals from childhood to adulthood from a psychological perspective. The lecture was most likely presented in Nouwen's "summer school" course Psychology 121: "Special Topics" : Psychology of Religion in 1967. Student assignments for the summer school course mention their interest of the psychological development of individuals from infancy through adulthood.

1989 tax instalments

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1989 income tax payment instalments. Includes two Instalment Guide for Individuals 1989 from Revenue Canada. Also includes two statements from Revenue Canada.

1989 tax material

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1989 income tax. Includes a record of cheque books kept by Joe Sarno for Nouwen's Connecticut Bank and Trust account. Includes statements from the Connecticut Bank and Trust account. Also includes copies of statements from Nouwen's Midland Bank account (in England).

1989 tax material

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1989 income tax. Includes ledger pages kept by Joe Sarno documenting Nouwen's Master Card, monthly expenses, European trips, a US cheque book, and Visa credit card. The ledger pages are accompanied by statements, reports, and receipts with notes. Also includes a list of bank deposits and additional expenses.

1990 - 1992 chequebook

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's chequing account. Includes a deposit/cheque record book, invoices, and statements.

1990 royalty statements

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1990 royalty statements. Includes statements from Harper and Row, Ave Maria Press, and Credence publishers.

1990 tax information

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1991 income tax. Includes ledger pages kept by Joe Sarno for expenses and revenue. Includes monthly expense summaries from Connie Ellis, Bank of Montreal and Revenue Canada statements. Also includes an Instalment Guide for Individuals 1991 from Revenue Canada.

1990 tax material

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1990 income tax. Includes a cheque record book, bank statements, royalty statements, receipts and invoices, and Revenue Canada statements. Also includes correspondence with the US Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, about an ongoing filing issue and the Instalment Guide for Individuals 1990 from Revenue Canada.

1991 Diocesan Clergy Conference, Anglican Church of Canada - June 3 - 5, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's leadership with Bishop J.C. Fricker at the Diocesan Clergy Conference for the Anglican Church of Canada, at the Trent Conference Center, Peterborough, Ontario. Includes minutes from planning meetings, agenda for the conference, liturgical materials for each of the services, and details about the Trent Conference center. Also includes many letters to Nouwen reflecting on the conference, notes on the conference in Nouwen's hand, an a letter from Nouwen detailing how the conference should be structured. The theme of the conference was "Living the Spiritual Life - A Conference of Priestly Spirituality."

1991 RCA Convocation (Reformed Church of America) - July 25 - 28, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's participation in the RCA (Reformed Church of America) 1991 Convention "Praise and Promise" in University of California, Irvine, California. The majority of the correspondence is with Harold De Roo, Barbara Cullum, and Mary Jo Waters. Nouwen's talk was entitled "Loving God and Others." Includes travel itinerary, airline tickets, list of expenses, receipts, map, registration form, program, and newsletter. Also includes letters of response from both Nouwen and Connie. A video was made of the proceedings and sent to Nouwen from Barbara Cullum.

1991 tax return

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1991 income tax. Includes statements from the Mutual Group, Cambridge Trust Company, and Revenue Canada. Includes 1991 Tax Guides from Revenue Canada, statement of Income and Expenses for 1992, a copy of T1 General 1991 Income Tax Return, correspondence with Revenue Canada, and a copy of Joe Sarno's Power of Attorney.

1992 statements for taxes

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1992 income tax. Includes correspondence from Connie Ellis and Lydia Banducci including monthly summaries of expenses, copies of Bank of Montreal statements and deposit book. Also includes copies of some invoices and statements from Revenue Canada.

1992 tax return

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1992 income tax. Includes correspondence from Joe Sarno regarding Nouwen's financial situation including statements of income and expenses. Includes ledger pages from Sarno for deposits and expenses. Includes statements from Chase Visa credit card, Union Trust Master Card, Union Trust retirement account, Fleet Bank, and Revenue Canada. Also includes invoices and receipts for travel expenses.

1992 tax return

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1992 income tax. Includes a copy of the T1 General 1992 Income Tax Return. Includes receipts, statements, and a Guide from Revenue Canada. Includes documentation from Bank of Montreal, Friends of L'Arche, Fleet Bank, Mutual group, and from publishers.

1993 expenses detail

  • CA ON00389 F4-6-3-1425-1, 1425-2, 1425-3
  • File
  • February 1993 - April 1994
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of three file folders of material regarding Nouwen's 1993 tax return. File (1) includes receipts with notes from February to July 1993, many from Nouwen's trip to the Netherlands. File (2) includes receipts with notes from July to August 1993. File (3) includes receipts with notes from September to December 1993. Also includes Master Card and Visa credit card statements for 1993.

1993 tax information

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1993 tax return. Includes correspondence to Sarno from Nouwen's office. Includes royalty statements, retirement fund statements, donation receipts, and statements from Fleet Bank. Includes invoices for travel expenses, liturgical supplies, books, and couriers. Some material is original and some copies.

1993 tax information

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1993 tax return. Includes monthly summary of expenditures and copies of Bank of Montreal deposit slips and statements. Also includes statements from Cambridge Trust, Union Trust, and TIAA CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund).

1993 tax return

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's 1993 tax return. Includes tax forms from Revenue Canada, Friends of L'Arche, banks, retirement funds, donation receipts, and publishers. Includes T1 General 1993 Tax Return forms, correspondence, and statements from Revenue Canada. Also includes the 1993 Tax Guide from Revenue Canada. Most of the materials are photocopies.

25th Anniversary of Nouwen's Ordination

File consists of materials related to the planning of the celebration event for the 25th anniversary of Nouwen's ordination. Contents of file are as follows:
Folder 1 contains the 25th Ordination Anniversary list of invited guests and addresses.
Folder 2 contains the guest book from the event, and the RSVP cards from those invited to the event, as well as some brief correspondence from invited guests, and an administrative list containing information regarding accommodations for the invited guests and their arrival times.
Folder 3 contains administrative information for the planning and costs of Nouwen's celebration party, as well as a list of gifts received.
Folder 4 contains correspondence from invited guests regarding travel plans, information on where guests are staying and arriving, and a sample invitation to the celebration.
Folder 5 contains a typed copy of the speech by John Mogabgab titled "Go and Speak!" for Henri Nouwen's Silver Jubilee on July 21, 1982 at the Swarthmore College Amphitheater. Mogabgab writes about Nouwen's writing and vocation, and talks about the Genesee Diary and Compassion, and Nouwen as a writer.

7th Annual Canadian Association of Christian Therapists (A.C.T.) Conference "The Abuse and Use of Power" - May 4 -5, 1991

File consists of correspondence, with Kenneth Fung, and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the 7th Annual Canadian A.C.T. Conference at the Mount Carmen Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Nouwen spoke on "Healing the Wounded Healer." Includes schedule, flyer, and notes from the conference. Also includes a travel itinerary for a trip to New York where Nouwen attended the wedding of Fred Bratman and Robin.

ACT Conference (Association Charities Therapist) - February, 1997

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen and Sue Mosteller speaking at the Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) Conference in San Diego, California. The theme of the conference was "Responding to Christ's Call: Moving into Freedom and Light." Nouwen did not attend this event due to his death on September 21, 1996. Includes a letter of condolence received from the ACT.

AIDS file

File consists of materials related to AIDS and pastoral care, materials include pamphlets, brochures, newspaper articles, copies of articles, newsletters and copies of manuscripts relating to AIDS. File also consists of a letter from Elizabeth Morris, which accompanied information and articles related to life, death and AIDS, a letter and informational material from Rev. Ken (Kenneth T.) South, on behalf of AIDS National Interfaith Network, inviting Nouwen to be a speaker and a copy of a type letter of response from Connie Ellis, Nouwen’s administrative assistant declining the invitation. File includes handwritten notes in Nouwen's hand related to the AIDS Project LA.

Abbey of the Genesee file

  • CA ON00389 F4-13-14055
  • File
  • 1982 - 1996, predomonant 1982 - 1985
  • Part of Henri Nouwen fonds

File consists of twelve letters from Brother Christian at the Abbey of the Genesee between 1982 and 1996, predominantly 1982-1985. File also contains a photograph and copies of two articles with one of the articles referring to Nouwen's death.

Abingdon Press

File consists of business correspondence concerning a contract for the Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling and a book titled: Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church.

Accepting the Word handout for 1985 summer course

File consists of two pages of photocopied and annotated lecture notes. The first sheet is titled "Accepting the Word" and in the upper right-hand corner is labelled "Handout #11". The second sheet is also titled "Accepting the Word" but does not contain the numbered label.
This file appears to illustrate the editorial efforts of Nouwen to adjust and adapt his earlier lecture notes for the summer course at Boston College.

Accompaniment Workshop, Montreal - October 1, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's presentation at a workshop for L'Arche assistants in Montreal. The theme of the workshop was "Hand in Hand," Nouwen's presentation was entitled "Holding Hands and Brokenness in L'Arche and in the World." Nouwen's presentation may have been in French. Includes the notes written by Nouwen on large flip chart paper, a typescript of the talk (entitled Accompaniment), and an article by another entitled "La Sanctification Depend-Elle du Psychisme?" Also includes travel itinerary, airline tickets, and a list of expenses.

Accompaniment workshop file

File consists of Nouwen’s handwritten notes in regards to an accompaniment workshop being carried out at Daybreak on October 21, 1992. File also includes a suggested topics list and an agenda for the workshop.

Accompaniment: individual requests for etc. file

File consists of a letter from Gregory Tucker requesting to spend time at Daybreak. File also includes a handwritten note, not in Nouwen's hand, summarizing the letter and saying that Nouwen is OK with the stay, if Tucker agrees to work with the Daybreak residents. File also consists of a letter from Joe Egan, Kathy Bruner and Sue Mosteller to Nouwen asking him to look over a document to be presented to Council on accompaniment. Attached are Nouwen’s typed notes and thoughts on accompaniment.

Additional expenses for 1994 tax return

File consists of material regarding Nouwen's additional expenses for Nouwen's 1994 tax return not purchased with a credit card. Includes receipts with notes from Nouwen's trips to the Netherlands and France in June and December 1994.

Addresses by others to the Fraternity of Priests of L'Arche

File consists of copies of addresses that were given by Eduardo Card. Pironio, Andre de Jaer, S.J., Jean Vanier, and Cardinal Jean Willebrands of the Fraternity of Priests of L'Arche. Contents are as follows:

  1. Address from Eduardo Card. Pironio, President, on Pontificum Consilium pro Laicis letterhead, in the Vatican City, dated June 30, 1987.
  2. "Quelques questions et reflexions sur la vocation chretienne et catholique au celibat dans les communautes de l'Arche," by Andre de Jaer, S.J. on January 17, 1988.
  3. "La fraternite sacerdotale de l'Arche - Projet," by Jean Vanier in January 1988.
  4. Letter addressed to Jean Vanier and all the Catholic leaders of L'Arche ["A Monsieur Jean Vanier et a tous les responsables catholiques de l'Arche"] from Cardinal Jean Willebrands, President, writing on Secretariatus Christianorum Unitatem Fovendam letterhead (Vatican City), dated September 24, 1987.

Administrative documents and guidelines from Boston College

File consists of a group of documents mailed to Nouwen in late 1984 regarding his agreement to teach a course at the Boston College Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry during the summer of 1985. These documents include:
-a letter from Philip J. King, Director of the Institute dated November 20, 1984
-a letter from Dr. Padraic O'Hare, Associate Director of the Institute, also dated November 20, 1984
-A book order form for textbooks and required readings for the course Introduction to Spirituality (also referred to as Introduction to the Spiritual Life) to be taught by Nouwen at Boston College
-one page outlining Boston College's guidelines for testing and evaluation of students
-four pages outlining Boston College's academic policies regarding teaching assistants, grading and testing procedures, photocopying and proper citation
-a form indicating the deadlines for returning various forms to the institution, such as book orders, syllabi and bibliographies.
The original package contained Nouwen's teaching contract with Boston College, but this document has been lost.

Administrative thesis material

File consists of a blank form to apply for a thesis (with spaces for a title and supervisors); a thesis proposal typed on Prof. Dr. J.J.G. Prick's letterhead including a summary of the paper, but this is likely a draft as there are a few typographical errors; a draft for a doctoral thesis proposal with annotations and corrections by Nouwen; a letter from the Social Sciences Faculty at University of Nijmegen written by the Dean of Faculty, O. Schreuder, which outlines Nouwen's Thesis director (Professor Prick), the title of the thesis (De betekenis van Anton T. Boisen's acute psychose in verband met zijn vraag naar de verhouding tussen geestesziekte en religieuze bekering [The significance of Anton T. Boisen's acute psychosis related to his question about the relationship between mental illness and religious conversion]). The letter goes on to say the thesis defense date has yet to be set, and the committee will consist of Dr. W.J. Berger (Pastoral Psychology), Prof. Dr. K.J.M. van de Loo (Clinical Psychology), and Prof. Dr. F. Haarsma (Pastoral Theologian).
File also includes a letter to Nouwen regarding his request for the appointment of a thesis director for his PhD. They sent him a candidate's guideline for a PhD thesis.

Advent 1988 - making the circle full file

File consists of a copy of "Making the circle full" the 1988 Advent booklet for Daybreak, without pictures. File also contains original sketches to be inserted into the designated locations in the booklet.

Advent 1989 - making the circle full file

File consists of a copy of the ‘Making the circle full’ 1989 Advent booklet on coloured paper, an information sheet on Chanukah and copies of sketched cut-out men to use with the booklet.

Advent 1991 file

File consists of a copy of a letter from Nouwen to John Guido pertaining to Advent celebrations for 1991. The letter is dated June 28, 1991.

Advent book 1988

File consists of a copy of "Making the Circle Full: Daybreak, Advent 1988" with letter from Brad, Delia, Susan Z., Jo Cork, Glenn, Connie, and Henri introducing the Advent book.

Advent book 1994 file

File consists of a copy of the 1994 Advent book and copies of typed letters from Nouwen and The Pastoral Team.

Advent book for L'Arche

File consists of the original layout pages and sketches for the 1988 ‘Making the circle full’ Advent booklet. File also includes handwritten notes by Nouwen and Brad (last name unknown) about the passages and quotes to be used in the booklet and an original typed letter to the community pertaining to the use of the Advent booklet, sent by Brad, Delia, Susan Z. Jo Cork, Glenn, Connie and Henri.

Advent talks - Daybreak file

File consists of a note card from Eric F. Kyle at St. Joseph’s Church in East Rutherford, New Jersey with Advent material and the schedule for an event pertaining to "The waiting of God".

Advent/Christmas at Daybreak 1987 file

File consists of materials pertaining to Advent activities at Daybreak in 1987, such as a copy of a typed letter from Nouwen to Joe Egan, Beth Porter, and Jim Foran in regards to Advent meditations for 1987 at Daybreak, two copies of Nouwen’s typed proposal for the Advent meditations, an original and copy of a series of sketches with a typed notes containing a passage for the Reconciliation Service on December 15, 1987 at Dayspring. The file also contains a prayer booklet created for December 1, 1987 Dayspring service.

Advent/Christmas at Daybreak 1988 file

File consists of materials pertaining to Advent activities at Daybreak in 1988, such materials include an unsigned typed letter from Nouwen to Leslee Alfano, Warren Broussard, Al Chaffee, and Ken Gallinger in regards to the order of the Reconciliation Service to be held at Dayspring on December 9, 1988, with the order attached and an original typed copy of the ‘Making the circle full’ Advent book for 1988. This version does not include the pictures themselves, although space has been designated for them. File includes a letter from Eric F. Kyle at St. Joseph’s Church in East Rutherford, New Jersey to Nouwen that accompanied the Advent literature requested by Nouwen, date October 11, 1988 and a copy of a long typed letter from Nouwen to the Daybreak community concerning the faithful celebration of advent and Christmas at their appropriate times.

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