Item 1643 - Service

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1643

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Service

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  • November 27, 1982 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a one page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Service’, published in America, November 27, 1982, p. 325. This is an excerpt from Nouwen’s book, Gracias!: A Latin American Journal’. In this excerpt Nouwen writes of his sense of the power of the vocation to pray living amidst the poor of Cochabamba in Bolivia. He says, ‘True prayer always includes becoming poor. When we pray we stand naked and vulnerable in front of Our Lord and show him our true condition’. Part of the need for prayer as Nouwen describes it, using Psalm 80 as an example is to call God to task, ‘for challenging Him to make His love felt among the poor, is more urgent than ever’.

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Published in America 147, no. 17 (November 27, 1982): 325.
This item is an excerpt from, Nouwen, Henri, Gracias!, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1993. Previously published by Harper and Row, New York, 1983.

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2000 01

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Box 295

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