Item 1640 - The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1640

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The Genesee diary: report from a Trappist monastery

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  • September 27, 1981 (Creation)

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6 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 5 page excerpt by Henri Nouwen from ‘The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery, published in The Sunday Democrat and Chronicle, Upstate New York Magazine, Sunday September 27, 1981, pp. 12 – 19. This item includes short excerpts from the 7 month stay of Nouwen at the Abbey in 1975 in which he describes his own struggles and insights; his sense of the importance of community life; the humanity of the contemplative vocation; the daily round of work and the liturgy.

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

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Published in Upstate New York, 27 September 1981, p. 12-15, 18, 19.
This item is excerpted from: Nouwen, Henri, The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery, Image Books, Doubleday, Garden City N.Y., 1976.

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There is a small photo of Henri Nouwen in his Trappist habit. There are also photos of the monks at work and at prayer.

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2000 01

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Box 295

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23-103

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