Item 1761 - Tidings of great joy: every day is a holy-day

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1761

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Tidings of great joy: every day is a holy-day

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  • December 1990 (Creation)

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3 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 3 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled: ‘Tidings of Great Joy: Every Day is a Holy-Day’ published in 'News from Celebration', December 1990, pp. 1,3,4. This article is identified as being adapted from Nouwen’s book, ‘Lifesigns’. Nouwen opens with words about the evolution of the celebration of Christmas from experiencing the ‘deep, lasting joy of Emmanuel, God-with-us’ to ‘the shallow happiness of busy people’. Nouwen writes of the deep joy that Jesus offers as a divine gift: ‘the joy of Jesus lifts up life to be celebrated fully’. Nouwen identifies joy and celebration as a way in which faith in the God of life is lived. Nouwen suggests that joy is deep and can be present even amidst very hard times. Finally, Nouwen, after speaking about his life in L’Arche, says that ‘community is the place where God completes our lives with his joy’.

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Access copies (11) available in Access Copies - Published Works, Articles by Nouwen, Box 1.

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Published in News from Celebration (December 1990): 1, 3-4.
This item is an adaptation of material found in, Nouwen, Henri: Lifesigns, Image, Doubleday/Random House, New York, N.Y., 1986.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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51-325

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