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Advent with Henri | Week 4 – RENEWAL

Henri Nouwen’s birth as a clown, 1992; attributed to Peter Doll; courtesy of L’Arche Daybreak collection   Entering a second childhood is to integrate all that we have experienced into a whole – and entering life as though born again....

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Advent With Henri | Week 3 - Hope

Henri Nouwen decorating the Christmas tree, L’Arche Daybreak, 1994; used with permission by The Henri J. M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada. Photographer unknown.   🎧 Conversation with Gabrielle and Robert Ellsberg (Click above...

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Advent With Henri | Week 2 - Winter

Christmas 1990 with Henri Nouwen, Sue Mosteller, Patsy Ramsay and Elizabeth Buckley at the Dayspring, L’Arche Daybreak.  Photo by Paula Keleher; courtesy of L’Arche Daybreak collection.     🎧 Conversation with Gabrielle and Sr. Sue Mosteller Note: It will be...

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Week 1 - Advent with Henri

Week 1 - Advent with Henri

“In The Return of the Prodigal Son, Nouwen lets go of the compulsion to run away from difficulties, to hold on to fear, to cling to resentment and childish fantasies.  By letting all go he comes home to himself.  Gradually,...

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Welcome to Advent with Henri

Welcome to Advent with Henri

“My entire approach to Christmas changed when I first encountered the writing of Henri Nouwen. Before reading him, I would sprint to the finish line taking too much of the noisy marketplace with me. Henri taught me the value of active waiting,...

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