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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Patrick O'Neill fonds
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Visit with Wunibald Muller - January 26, 1991

File consists of correspondence with Wunibald Muller, regarding a visit with Nouwen at Daybreak. Some of the correspondence is in German. Includes a letter from Nouwen suggesting lunch on the 26th. Annotations on the letter confirm the meeting.

Visit with Shepherd Bliss - March 28, 1990

File consists of a note from Shepherd Bliss to Nouwen regarding getting together sometime between March 28th and April 2nd in Toronto. Includes promotional material for retreats led by Bliss on "Masculinity."

Visit with Judy Nasmith - January 21, 1992

File consists of correspondence with Jan Nasmith, regarding a visit with Nouwen and an appreciation of his books and tapes. Annotations on a note from Nouwen's secretary and a copy of a letter from Nouwen in response indicate that the visit was set for January 21st.

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.

Visit to the Scarritt-Bennett Center - February 7-9, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Notes in Nouwen's hand indicate that the topic of the talk may have been "Deepening of Prayer Life." Includes a letter from Mary Avram stating that she sent Nouwen two audio tapes of his talk. Also includes a letter from John Mogabgab hoping to see Nouwen in February. Mogabgab had a key role in organizing this event.

Visit to Freiburg, Germany - April 1, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's trip to Freiburg, Germany. Includes travel itinerary and receipts. The majority of the correspondence is in German.

Visit to Chicago, Sacred Heart Church - December 11 - 13, 1992

File consists of correspondence, mainly from Bob Ferrigan and Don McNeil, and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the Sacred Heart Church, Winnetka, Illinois. Nouwen spoke on "The Lessons of L'Arche - How They Speak to Our Spirituality." Includes flyer, church bulletin with piece on Nouwen, boarding passes, and a copy of a cheque for travel expenses. Also includes an article "Down-Syndrome Doll Gets Warm Welcome," the New York Times, December 12, 1992.

Visit of Scott T. Maloney - December 7 - 13, 1994

File consists of correspondence and other information regarding Nouwen's visit to Scott T. Maloney and the Centre for International Medicine in Oakland, California. Includes information about the Centre and the National Foundation of Oriental and Traditional Medicine. Also includes correspondence from Jo Maloney thanking Nouwen for taking time to meet with them.

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.

Visit of Richard Sipe - February 24 - March 1, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a visit from Richard Sipe to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes a letter from Nouwen to Sipe thanking him for his kind letter and article and looking forward to his visit at Daybreak. Sipe's article entitled "Memento Mori: Memento Vivere- in the Rule of St. Benedict" is included in the file, however, the letter from Sipe is not.

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.

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.

Visit of Mrs. Farnham Johnson - March 21 - 24, 1993

File consists of correspondence between Dorothy Johnson and Kathy Christie, regarding Mrs. Johnson's visit to the Dayspring. The correspondence indicates that Mrs. Johnson stayed at the Dayspring in March 1993 and that she also planned a visit for December 1993.

Visit of Mary Cosby (co-founder of the Church of the Savior) - February 14 - 16, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a visit by Mary Cosby to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes copies of a picture and biography of Mary Cosby, co-founder of the Church of the Saviour. Also includes a memo and itinerary regarding her visit and a thank-you letter. Some notes written by Nouwen regarding Mary's travel arrangements are on the back of the program for Daybreak's Epiphany Celebration from January 6, 1991 that had the theme "The Gift is Ourselves."

Visit of Lon Whitman - January 17 - 24, 1992

File consists of correspondence with Lon Whitman and other material regarding his visit to L'Arche Daybreak to reflect on his commitment to L'Arche Semence. Includes a postcard and a Christmas card with a photograph of Whitman's family at L'Arche Semence.

Visit of Katalin Sztankovits - June 8 - 14, 1992

File consists of correspondence with Katalin Sztankovits regarding visiting Nouwen at L'Arche Daybreak. Annotations on a memo from Nouwen's secretary indicate June 8th - 14th was chosen for the visit.

Visit of Jean Vanier - October 19, 1990

File consists of schedule of events and official program for Jean Vanier's visit to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes a transcript of Nouwen's welcoming address and a copy of a speech made by Jeanne Sauvé upon the "Presentation of the Insignia of the Companion of the Order of Canada to Jean Vanier."

Visit of Jean Vanier - December 15 - 17, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding a visit by Jean Vanier to L'Arche Daybreak to reflect on Nouwen's ministry and to help Nouwen's discernment for the next five years. Includes Jean Vanier's original fax and a copy to Nouwen (in French) telling Nouwen of the visit and a two English translations. Includes a detailed letter to Vanier from Nouwen in anticipation of his visit and a letter of reflection that was sent to members of Vanier's accompaniment team. Includes several memos sent to members of Daybreak regarding the event and several copies of schedules. Includes letters and responses from many of the areas spiritual leaders including Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic, Rev. Robert Clune, Rev. Walter Farquharsan, inviting them to supper and worship with Vanier. Also includes copies of the Report prepared by Vanier and his accompaniment team on the place of Nouwen as priest in the community.

Visit of Jack and Susan Stroh - March 28, 1992

File consists of a memorandum from Nouwen's secretary, stating that Jack and Sue Stroh called and requested to meet with Nouwen for an hour on a weekend. In a letter to the Strohs, thanking them for a donation, Nouwen indicates the day will be March 28th.

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 Fr. Marcel Curinckx - May 20 - June 14, 1991

File consists of correspondence with Fr. Marcel Curinckx, a Belgian Priest, regarding a visit to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes correspondence between Nouwen and Joe Vorstermans regarding arrangements for Fr. Curinckx's visit. Many of the letters are in Dutch.

Visit of Fr. Marc Roseeuw and Greet Cassier, Belgium TV - June 14 - 20, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material from Fr. Marc Roseeuw, regarding a visit to Daybreak, with his cousin Greet Cassier, to finish a film for Belgium TV. They wanted to get some footage of the liturgy and life in the house. The majority of the materials are in Dutch. Includes a memo from Nouwen to Daybreak discussing the event.

Visit of Father Allegro and Father Jones - January 9-10, 1991

File consists of correspondence between Connie Ellis and Joe Vorstermans regarding a visit from Father Allegro and Father Jones to the Daybreak Community. Father Allegro and Father Jones are involved in starting a L'Arche community in Busking Ridge, New Jersey.

Visit of Dick Nahman - January 16, 1992

File consists of a note for Nouwen from his secretary stating that Dick Nahman called to make an appointment to meet with Nouwen. The appointment was set for January 16th. Annotations on the note indicate the appointment was okayed.

Visit of Conrad T. Fischer - February 19 - March 13, 1991

File consists of correspondence regarding a visit from Conrad Fischer to L'Arche Daybreak. Includes the letter from Fischer requesting to visit, Nouwen's response, and a memo from Nouwen to Sue Mosteller and Joe Vorstermans regarding the visit.

Visit of Chris Boucher - May 7 - 9, 1993

File consists of a memorandum from Kathy Christie to Green House regarding a visit by Chris Boucher to Daybreak. He would be staying at the Green House during his visit.

Visit by Theatre and Company - June 14, 1991

File consists of correspondence and other material from Kate Holt, regarding a visit to Daybreak by a group from Theatre and Company. Includes information about the theatre company and reviews of their last two shows. Also includes a thank-you letter from Stuart Scadron-Wattles.

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