Item 1652 - Reflections of Fr. Henri Nouwen after a month in Nicaragua

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1652

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Reflections of Fr. Henri Nouwen after a month in Nicaragua

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  • [after July 1983] (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 2 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Reflections of Fr. Henri Nouwen after a month in Nicaragua and appears to be notes made by someone from a talk given by Nouwen at the Catholic University, July 1983. Some of this material appears in Nouwen, Henri: The Road to Peace , ed. John Dear, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1998 and in an article entitled ‘Christ of the Americas’, published in America, April 21, 1984. Nouwen begins by stating that ‘God wants…North and South America…to live in peace and express their faith together’. He goes on to describe the inflamed and dangerous situation of ‘the chord that binds them’ Central America. Nouwen describes some of the people he listened to in his visit to Nicaragua and his feelings about the role played by the churches and the government including that of the United States. He sees hope in the situation even in face of the injustice and terrible hardship.

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Published in Mercy on your People, Lord ([July 1983?]): 1-2.
"Mercy on your People, Lord" was presumed to be the publication title based on the size of the text and lack of other possible title information.
An extended version of this material is published in: Nouwen, Henri: The Road to Peace , ed. John Dear, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1998 and in an article entitled ‘Christ of the Americas’, published in America, April 21, 1984.

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2000 01

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Box 295

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