File consists of two letter from Sister Mary E. O'Keefe OP discussing her own near-death experiences and the publication of her mantra prayer reflections, 'Be Still' which acknowledges Nouwen in the introduction of the second edition. A copy of the prayer book is in the file.
File consists of a letter from Piotr Wierzchoslawski writing from Poland to invited Nouwen to attend the OGNISKO conference for Faith and Light to be held in Krakow in March 1996. The letter was faxed to the offices of L'Arche Daybreak (Richmond Hill, ON). A typed response letter from Nouwen is in the file which sends his regrets as he will be on sabbatical during the period of the conference.
File consists of a letter from Jo Ellen O'Hare, an assistant at L'Arche Erie (Erie,PA) requesting a visit with Nouwen at L'Arche Daybreak (Richmond Hill, ON) to discuss references to God as mother and father and the role of Mary as Jesus' mother. The file includes a response letter from Nouwen indicating a visit to L'Arche Daybreak is not possible because of his sabbatical. Nouwen does address O'Hare's concerns however, indicating that calling God mother or father does not lessen one's devotion to Mary; he also sends O'Hare a booklet he wrote about Mary.
File consists of a letter from Catalina Ochoa responding to 'Life of the Beloved' and requesting whether Nouwen could have the book published in Spanish. The letter was sent to Nouwen through The Crossroad Publishing Company.
File consists of two letters from Mary Cunningham Agee writing on behalf of the Nurturing Network, an international charitable organization that responds to the immediate and comprehensive needs of a woman facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy located in Boise, ID. The letters thank Nouwen for his continuous support, especially in terms of their upcoming 10th anniversary celebrations and release of their first newsletter. A copy of the newsletter, 'Heart to Heart', is also in the file.
File consists of one letter from Karen Dalton writing on behalf of the Northwest Wellness Conference for Seniors (Seaside, OR) to invite Nouwen to be the keynote and workshop speaker at their October 1995 conference. The letter was forwarded to Nouwen from ORBIS books.
File consists of one letter from Sister Marie Goldstein writing on behalf of the Notre Dame D'Alliance Retreat Center, a pilgrim house in Jerusalem. The generic letter is addressed 'Dear Friend' inviting interested parties to attend a 15 day pilgrimage from through Jerusalem. A information pamphlet of the pilgrimage accompanies the letter.
File consists of a letter from Anne Noonan, writing from Australia. Noonan does spiritual direction and counselling with Wellsprings Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions an apostolic outreach based in Australia doing work throughout Asia. Noonan's letter is accompanied by a chapter from her doctoral dissertation 'Desert Spirituality: A Contemporary Approach to Being Contemplative in Action' with the intention that it may be of interest or use to Nouwen because of it similarity to 'Seeds of Hope'. Noonan's business card is also attached to the letter.
File consists of two letters from Jim and Betsy Nicholls thanking Nouwen for his gift of books. One letter also discusses their work with Michael Harank and the Catholic Worker project at Martin De Porres House of Hospitality, a free restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch to the homeless in San Francisco, CA. The letter requests Nouwen's assistance in raising funds for the organization through a speaking engagement and is accompanied by several newsletters, newspaper clippings and pamphlets on the organization dating back to 1986.
File consists of Sunday Service pamphlets for the Newman Centre, a Roman Catholic Chaplaincy on the campus of the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) and booklet entitled 'From Sion Shall Go Forth Instruction' by Thomas M. Rosica CSB; Rosica's business card is attached to the booklet indicating he is the Director and Campus Minister at The Newman Centre.
File consists of three letters from Claire H. Nollman responding to Nouwen's books and their assistance in her grief. The letters also discuss Nollman's involvement in TORCH, Turn-Of-River Presbyterian Church (Stamford, CT) and are accompanied by two poems, 'Torch' and 'Advent' Nollman wrote for her church.
File consists of a letter from Jean B. Healey, Director of New Bethlehem Inc., a community living in the spirit of L'Arche in Hingman, MA. The letter requests Nouwen's assistance in an appeal to Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston, for the donation or rent of property to be accommodations for the New Bethlehem community. The letter is accompanied by a sample letter to Cardinal Law and a pamphlet and Fact Sheet for New Bethlehem Inc.
File consists of a letter from John K. Stoner writing on behalf of New Call to Peacemaking a cooperative program of brethren, friends and Mennonites committed to nonviolence and peacemaking within faith communities in Akron, PA. The letter requests Nouwen's permission to reprint the article 'Power, Powerlessness and Power' which appeared in 'Weavings' in 1995 for use in a study packet on domestic and international violence and nonviolent; a document explaining the themes of this study packet is enclosed with the letter. A response letter from Kathy Christie, Nouwen's secretary, also appears in the file informing Stoner that the article has been made into a series of booklets and where to purchase and/or seek printing permission.
File consists of a letter from Frank Netti, an Investment Executive of First Albany Corporation, a stock and investment firm in Syracuse, NY. The letter requests a referral from Nouwen for a publisher or agent interested in his book idea on how to live a spiritual life in a secular world. The letter was sent to Nouwen through his publisher, Cross Road Publication (New York, NY).
File consists of two letters from Sister Florence Nderitu writing from Kenya. Nderitu responds to Nouwen's books and thanks him for the gift of 'With Open Hands'. Nderitu also discusses the events before and after taking her final vows in April 1995.
File consists of one letter from Lynette C. Neil writing from the Chaplaincy Centre in New Zealand where she teaches youth with intellectual disabilities and acts a lay minister in the Anglican church. The letter requests to visit L'Arche Daybreak (Richmond Hill, ON) while attending the 1995 Congress on Pastoral Care (Toronto, ON).
File consists of a letter and symposium schedule from Duane Alexander and Donald Cohen writing on behalf of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a government institute that conducts and supports research related to health (Bethesda, MD). The letter requests Nouwen act as a speaker at their 1995 international symposium on intellectual disabilities.
File consists of a letter from Jim Abbott, member of Parliament for Kootenay East, BC inviting Nouwen to attend the 30th annual National Prayer Breakfast and submit the name of a local leader who would also benefit from attending the event. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual ecumenical event, where men and women from differing backgrounds gather together with Canada's elected public officials to pray in the spirit of Jesus Christ for Canada.
File consists of a letter from Monsignor Andrew Cusack writing on behalf of the National Institute for Clergy Formation, a graduate university for Catholic priests at Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ). The letter requests Nouwen participate in the institute's 10th anniversary celebrations in 1997.
File consists of a letter from Robert I. Colbert writing on behalf of the National Catholic Educational Association, a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the Church (Washington, DC). The letter requests Nouwen act as director for their 1996 day of reflection in Phoenix, AZ.
File consists of two letters from Reverend Wayne Muller, one thanking Nouwen for his gift of 'Here and Now'; the second updating Nouwen on events in his role as President of Bread for the Journey (Santa Fe, NM). The second letter is accompanied by two pamphlets, 'Bread for the Journey announces The Institute for Engaged Spirituality' and a Bread for the Journey 1994 Newsletter.
File consists of six greeting card letters from Reverend Noel Mueller that update Nouwen on the events of his life and respond to Nouwen's books including 'With Burning Hearts'. A newsletter from The Plymouth Congregational Church (Fort Collins, CO) as it contains an excerpt of Nouwen's reflections in spirituality.