Remembering Henri: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen


by Gerald S. Twomey, Editor , Claude Pomerleau, Editor

Remembering Henri: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen
Publication date: 2006-05-15
Number of pages: 160
ISBN: 9782895078210

Reflections on Henri J.M. Nouwen's life by those who knew him and worked with him.

A few weeks after Henri's burial, I was speaking with his brother Laurent on the phone. 'I am missing Henri more and more,' I confessed. Laurent responded, 'We are also missing who we were around Henri: we are missing ourselves.' -- Carolyn Whitney-Brown

Ten years after his untimely death in 1996, Henri Nouwen remains one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of our time. What accounts for his extraordinary impact on so many people? The reflections gathered here consider Nouwen's life, the many facets of his complex personality, and the nature of his enduring legacy, literary and spiritual.

Contributors include Carolyn Whitney-Brown, Michael O'Laughlin, Michael Christensen, John Dear, Jim Forest, Chris Glaser, Robert Ellsberg, and Michael Ford.

Gerard S. Twomey, a diocesan priest from Long Island, New York, is editor of Thomas Merton: Prophet in the Belly of a Paradox (Paulist Press, 1995).

Claude Pomerleau, a priest from the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is associate professor of international relations at the University of Portland, Oregon.

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