File 43 - Interview with Boris Gudziak

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CA ON00389 C3-1-43


Interview with Boris Gudziak


  • February 14, 2005 (Creation)

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0.6 cm of textual records. - 1 print : col. : 12.5 x 18 cm. - 1 computer disk. - 1 audio cassette (1hr., 30mins).

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File consists of an interview with Boris Gudziak interviewed by Joe Vorstermans in the Ukraine. Gudziak lives in the Ukraine and is a priest of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Gudziak met Nouwen as a graduate student at Harvard (Cambridge, MA). Gudziak remembers Nouwen for their comfortable friendship; morning prayers at Coach House at Harvard; in confession; visits at L'Arche Trosly (France) L'Arche Daybreak (Richmond Hill, ON) and with the Gavigans in England; Nouwen's advice on Gudizak's move to the Ukraine and Nouwen's intent to teach in the Ukraine after his L'Arche Daybreak sabbatical. Themes present in Gudziak's interview include the Second World War, Cardinal Josyf Slipyj, prayer life, relocation, revolution in Eastern Europe, depression, Nouwen's death and Nouwen's legacy. The interview is transcribed and available electronically or in hard copy.

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The audio cassettes have been removed from the file and rehoused in audio cassettes box 9. Reference copies of the audio cassettes are available (located with originals).

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Box 3 File 43

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2005 09

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SR2005 09 43 31

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Added by T Wong, 23 October 2018




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