Item 15 - Silence

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-153-15

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Silence

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  • [between 1971 and 1975] (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of a typescript of "Silence", a sermon given by Nouwen. Nouwen argues that our busyness is often a cover for our fear of silence and emptiness. Silence means rest and availability and in it the Spirit of God prays and does creative work. It is a place where we find our center and prepares us for real encounters of friendship and intimacy. New life is born in silence.

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Draft contains annotations by Nouwen.
Found on pages 89-90.

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2000 01

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Box 36

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