Remembering Henri Nouwen


Henri Nouwen has become a significant part of my spiritual journey. His book, “Can You Drink the Cup?” has utterly transformed my prayer life as well as the way I see my own life. His words and presence continue to be a gift to many.

The Northumbria community remembers Henri Nouwen on September 21st. The following is a passage out of their “Celtic Daily Prayer”.

Dutch Catholic priest and Professor of Psychology at both Yale and Harvard, he became a living example of ‘downward mobility’ and Christlikeness. Making himself of no reputation, he left the public eye to work ‘as a priest for the poor’ in both Latin America and in the L’Arche Daybreak Community in Canada. He was a ‘wounded healer’ whose restless seeking for God has left a legacy to the world through his prolific writings on the spirituality of brokenness and vulnerability.

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