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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections File
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L'Arche Fundraising Committee Meeting - April 9, 1992

File consists of a letter and other material regarding L'Arche Canada Fundraising Committee meeting at BCE Place, Toronto. Includes agenda for April 9th meeting, sample campaign letter to corporations, Questions and Answers - L'Arche Corporate Campaign, and L'Arche Canada Budget April 1992 - March 1993 (with some notes by Nouwen).

Letter to Maxine Gilliam

File consists of a short typed letter to Maxine Gilliam of Abingdon Press from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

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.

Catholic Worker (Hamilton) - April 10, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's talk at The Catholic Worker storefront in Hamilton, Ontario. The theme of Nouwen's talk was "A Time for Mourning - A Time for Dancing - Reflections for Holy Week and Easter." Also includes The Catholic Worker newsletter for Fall 1991.

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.

Letter to Robert Golub

File consists of a short typed letter to Robert Golub, an editorial researcher for Reader's Digest, from Nouwen.

First Communion, Patrick Egan, Timmy Bruner and Laura Hurst - April 19, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's help with the preparation for and the First Communion of Patrick Egan, Timmy Bruner, and Laura Hurst at the Dayspring. Includes reference material on the Good Shepherd Catechesis, the book used for First Communion preparation in Patrick's school (in French), and a detailed letter from Nouwen to Patrick, Timmy, and Laura about their First Communion. Also includes an unrelated letter from Clyde Johnson regarding Ichthys House and Taize.

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.

Letter from Gonzaga University

File consists of a letter from Sr. Mary Garvin, SNJM, on behalf of Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA), and a typed letter from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant.

Family Support Workers of Ontario - June 3, 1992

File consists of correspondence, with Stephen Bransfield, and other material regarding Nouwen's presentation at the Family Support Workers of Ontario Conference at the Hockley Valley Conference Centre, Orangeville, Ontario. Nouwen's presentation focused on L'Arche communities. Nouwen was joined in his presentation by three others members of L'Arche Daybreak. Includes a program from the conference.

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.

Draft book review of We drink from our own wells

File consists of a draft typescript of a book review by Nouwen of Gustavo Gutiérrez's, "We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People" (Centro de Estudios y Publicaciones, 1984), for which Nouwen also wrote the Prologue. The draft review refers to a working title, "Drinking from Your Own Well". It also contains minor corrections made in an unknown hand.

Photographs of Nouwen and others during Easter

File consists of seven photographs of Nouwen, wearing clerical robes, and other L'Arche Daybreak community members during the Profession of Faith and Confirmation Easter service; among them include Sr. Sue Mosteller, Natasha Stevens, Wendy Lywood and Carl MacMillan.

Letters from Rev. Elinor R. Greene

File consists of letters from Rev. Elinor R. (Nellie) Greene, long typed letters from Nouwen (some addressed to a Marlene), as well as a copy of one of Rev. Greene's sermons.

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.

Letter from H.C.

File consists of a letter from H.C. (full name unknown), regarding the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Nouwen's Ordination.

Interview for Liguorian Magazine - June 15, 1992

File consists of correspondence from Alicia von Stamwitz, regarding visiting L'Arche Daybreak and interviewing Nouwen for an article on Nouwen and L'Arche for Liguorian Magazine. Annotations on a letter by Gus Leuschner indicate she would be staying in Green House from June 13th - 16th.

Kairos: Support for Caregivers - June 7 - 21, 1992

File consists of correspondence and other material regarding Nouwen's presentation for Kairos and Bethany House in San Francisco, California. The theme was 'Support and Recognition for Persons Dealing with HIV and Special Acknowledgement of their Caregivers.' Includes correspondence from people wishing to see Nouwen while he is in the San Francisco area, a map of California, and a brochure for Kairos. Also includes printed material from Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird.

Letters from June E. Hagan

File consists of letters from June E. Hagan, Nouwen's administrative assistant, most regarding incoming correspondence for Nouwen, as she was managing his mail while he was in Latin America, as well as letters to Hagan from Marlene Brask, and Nouwen himself.

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.

Letters from Dean Hammer and Katy Despot

File consists of letters from Dean Hammer and Katy Despot, a typed letter from Nouwen and a typescript by Francis X. Meehan titled "A Church of Social Protest: its community and its prayer".

Fifth Annual Summer Institute for Priests - July 1, 1992

File consists of correspondence, mainly Rev. Msgr. Andrew Cusack, and other material regarding Nouwen speaking at the 1992 Summer Institute for the National Institute for Clergy Formation, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. Nouwen gave two talks entitled "The Call of the Beloved:Claiming our Belovedness," and "The Call of the Beloved: Proclaiming our Belovedness." Includes travel itinerary, airline tickets, a program from the event, information sheets from the event, and a brochure for Seton Hall University.

Letter from Jo Clare Hartsig

File consists of a letter from Jo Clare Hartsig, a peace minister at the Kirkridge Retreat Center (Bangor, PA) and a long typed letter from Nouwen.

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.

Draft of The suffering Christ

File consists of galley proofs of the article, "The Suffering Christ: Peacemaking across the Americas". Draft contains annotations and corrections in Nouwen's hand and others.

[Book Review] Battle of the Senses.

Steiner, George. "Battle of the Senses." Review of The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of the Typographical Man, by Marshall McLuhan, Times Literary Supplement, issue 3183, 1 March 1963, p. 156.

Letter from Healing in Our Time

File consists of letters from Dr. John Qalbee Laird, M.D., Director of a symposium titled "Healing in Our Time", organised by the Sufi Healing Order.

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