Item 1641 - Latin America: living with the poor

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1641

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Latin America: living with the poor

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  • September 17, 1982 (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a two page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Latin America: Living with the poor’, published in the National Catholic Reporter, September 17, 1982, pp. 7 – 8. This item is an excerpt from Nouwen’s book, ‘Gracias: A Latin American Journal’. This article consists of five diary entries Nouwen made in his time spent in Peru and Bolivia. In his entries Nouwen struggles with the contrast of his usual life and the life of the very poor in which he is trying to be immersed. He describes visits with colleagues to a place where handicapped children are helped; visits with children whose need for physical comfort is great; the children who are without parents and in need of food; and a visit to a new library where the children and others can come and read. He comments on the great thirst these young people have for learning.

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Preservation photocopy available in Articles by Nouwen Access Copy Box 2.

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Published in National Catholic Reporter, 17 September 1982, p. 7, 8.
This article is an excerpt from: Nouwen, Henri: Gracias!, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1993 and earlier by Harper & Row Publishers, N.Y., 1983.

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There are two black and white photos of children in the areas Nouwen is visiting.

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2000 01

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Box 295

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43-275

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