Item 1716 - Why I came to L'Arche

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1716

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Why I came to L'Arche

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  • April 1987 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a half-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled ‘Why I came to L’Arche’, published in Scarboro Missions, by The Scarboro Foreign Missions Society, April 1987, Vol. 68, No. 4, p. 22. Nouwen briefly discusses his journey to the L’Arche community of Daybreak at Richmond Hill, On. He describes his time at Yale and Harvard and his sense that ‘I wasn’t living fully what I was speaking about’. Nouwen speaks of his contact with Jean Vanier and his eventual decision to try to live the community life of L’Arche.

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Published as part of article titled: L'Arche: A Garden of Eden? by Gerry Heffernan in Scarboro Missions 68, no. 4 (April 1987): 22.
There is a small black & white photo of Henri Nouwen with this article.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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