Henri Nouwen Society Website Taps Into Rich Spiritual Legacy

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Henri Nouwen Society announces new website honoring internationally renowned priest, pastor, respected professor and author of over 40 books on the spiritual life. Henri Nouwen's works have been translated and published in 22 different languages.

The Henri Nouwen Society is pleased to announce the launch of our new website HenriNouwen.org. The new website is designed to serve the spiritual needs of the North American faith community, seekers, teachers and scholars.

http://www.henrinouwen.org has a number of valuable features.

• Daily Meditation, is a free, short daily e-letter that offers words of hope and encouragement from the writings of Henri Nouwen.

• Weekly Reflections, is a free, weekly e-letter, that nurtures spiritual growth. Each reflection is written by one of a number of Nouwen Society writers and is designed to teach and support all who hunger for God and desire to live faithfully, fearlessly and generously as beloved children of God.

• Discussion Guides for reading groups are available for free and can be requested through the website.

• Event calendar lists reading groups and retreats throughout North America, including locations, themes and contact information.

• Nouwen books can be ordered through our online store.

• Mentors for Spiritual Guidance are available through an innovative distance spiritual direction program where personal spiritual growth is supported by email or telephone.

• Supporters from the United States and Canada may financially contribute to the work of the Henri Nouwen Society through the website. The Nouwen Society seeks to create opportunities for people from all walks of life to nurture and develop their spiritual life.

The Henri Nouwen Society

The Society was established in 1998, two years after Nouwen’s death. Inspired by the spirituality of solitude, community and compassion that was embodied in the life and ministry of Henri Nouwen, the Society exists to extend Henri Nouwen’s spiritual and literary legacy and to provide means for people from a variety of backgrounds to build Christian community.

Life of Henri Nouwen

Internationally renowned author, respected professor and beloved pastor, Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life that have comforted and inspired a wide range of individuals: Wall street bankers, politicians and professionals, Peruvian peasants, teachers, religious leaders, ministers and care givers.

Born in Holland in 1932, Nouwen’s desire to better understand human suffering took him to the United States to study at the Menninger Clinic in the Religion and Psychiatry Program. He went on to teach at the University of Notre Dame, the Pastoral Institute in Amsterdam, and the Divinity Schools of both Yale and Harvard where his classes were among the most popular on campus.

Nouwen lived the last 10 years of his life with people who have developmental disabilities in one of Jean Vanier’s L’Arche communities near Toronto Canada. His works have been translated and published in 22 different languages. The Wounded Healer and The Return of the Prodigal Son are two of over 40 books that he wrote.

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