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Charcoal drawing of Henri Nouwen

Item consists of one charcoal sketch of Henri Nouwen with his hands on a person kneeling before him, by an unknown artist, mounted on cardstock. The image is emulating the painting 'The Return of the Prodigal Son' by Rembrandt van Rijn, with Nouwen taking the place of the father figure.

Jerusalem, old city wall, Damascus Gate

Item consists of one hanging print of an image of "Jerusalem, old city wall, Damascus Gate" tied by suede to a wooden dowel and enclosed in a cardboard sleeve with the sticker "ancient landscapes from the Holy Land".

Print of "sunflowers"

Item consists of one print on cardboard base of "Sunflowers (Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers)" by Vincent Van Gogh, which hung on a wall at L'Arche Daybreak.

Sundance

Item consists of one framed painting, titled "Sundance", by Richard Packo. It was signed and dated November 3, 1987. The painting depicts two First Nations faces, the moon and an eagle.

Pencil drawing of Jesus

Item consists of one pencil drawing of Jesus by [A.M.D.G.?] given to Nouwen by the Wegman family.

Daniel and Ezekiel prints

Item consists of a matching set of framed prints by Rita Corbin of the faces of Daniel (E108) and Ezekiel (E109) above biblical verses. The "Daniel" print features the verse Daniel 3:90. The "Ezekiel" print features the verse Ezekiel 2:6.

Ink drawing of Noah's Ark

Item consists of one framed ink drawing of Noah's Ark by Brenda [Lean] with a brass plaque affixed to frame, inscribed "H.J.N. Ma Nuad 1991", which Nouwen likely received from Maynooth College (Kildare, Ireland) following his guest lecture there in 1991.

Photograph of the Madonna

Item consists of a photograph of a painting of a Madonna located at the Museum of Religions and Atheism (Leningrad, Soviet Union) taken by Randy Webb and given to Nouwen in March 12, 1992.

Bearers of the Burden

Item consists of one framed print of "Bearers of the Burden" by Vincent van Gogh. The print is black and white, possibly taken from an etching, and features workers in a field carrying bags. Visible is a religious shrine.

South American tapestry

Item consists of one woven tapestry, most likely from South America. The tapestry has an image printed on it. It has multiple scenes depicted. In the center is the a tree bearing fruit, on which Jesus is crucified. Above Him are Adam and Eve, holding a piece of fruit. Other people are harvesting the fruit for a table at which people are eating. Below the table is a priest teaching. Below him is a mountain which people are climbing, and at the base of the mountain is water in which several people are being saved from drowning. Below Jesus are soldiers and tanks, hurting civilians. To the left is a boat of people in the water. Above them is Noah and some animals, standing on a depiction of the globe.

Framed triptych photographs of two unidentified boys

Item consists of one frame with three photographs of unidentified boys, including one photo (left) of a blond boy age 3-5 years in a striped sweater, one photo (right) of a blond boy age 8-10 years in a brown sweater and tie, and one photo of both of these boys together with different clothing.

"An Evening of Reflections with Henri Nouwen" poster

Item consists of one poster advertising "An Evening of Reflections with Henri Nouwen", which took place on November 11, 1993 at Saint James Church (New York, NY). Two copies of the poster are autographed by Nouwen.

Portrait of Drs. Karl and William Menninger

Item consists of a photograph, taken by an unknown professional photographer, of Dr. William Menninger and an unknown man (possibly Dr. Karl Menninger) standing in front of the Menninger Clinic (Topeka, KS).

Photograph of Nouwen in clerical robes

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen wearing clerical robes, standing next to an open tabernacle with his eyes closed and hands together, palms facing upwards.

Photograph of Todd Rothrock

Item consists of a photograph of assistant Todd Rothrock, standing in a kitchen with his face painted and holding a tray of sandwiches.

Photograph of Lydia Banducci

Item consists of a photograph of Lydia Banducci seated and looking to her right; an unidentified man is seated beside her gesturing with his left hand.

Photograph of Nouwen

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen seated cross-legged in a reclining chair in front of a fireplace; a handmade poster is partially visible hanging behind him.

Photograph of Nouwen with children

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen kneeling, holding his birthday cake, surrounded by children. Clockwise from Nouwen: Nouwen; unidentified girl (blonde); Jessica Vorstermans; Daniel Vorstermans; (first name unknown) Morgan (eldest); Peter Leuschner; Claire Morgan; Lisa Leuschner; Tim Bruner (yellow and gray sweater); unidentified child.

Photograph of Nouwen in clerical robes

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen wearing clerical robes, standing next to an open tabernacle with his eyes closed and arms outstretched, palms facing upwards.

Photograph of Todd Rothrock and Tracy Westerby

Item consists of a photograph of assistant Todd Rothrock, his face painted, seated on the floor holding core member Tracy Westerby; core member Alia Qureshi is also partially visible. Shot 1.

Photograph of unidentified guest

Item consists of a photograph of an unidentified guest (possibly Sr. Sue Mosteller), wearing glasses and a pullover sweater, standing in a room with guests seated around the perimeter.

Photograph of Nouwen celebrating Eucharist

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen, wearing clerical robes, holding up two chalices during the celebration of the Eucharist; Peter Porter is visible standing beside him.

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