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Spiritual Guides for Today: The Essential Henri Nouwen

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This 4-Part Book Series runs through October 2018 and is faciliated by Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, O.P. and DSMSJ Librarian Mary Ellen Parker. 

"We always have a choice to live the moment as a cause of resentment or as a cause for joy."
— Henri Nouen (1932-1996)

The insights of Henri Nouwen have shown millions of people how to choose joy in any moment — even moments full of pain. Few spiritual writers have ever spoken so powerfully and directly to the heart as he did, because he compassionately bared his own soul and struggles to his readers, and because he deeply understood that God can be discovered in every aspect of ourselves, even in the parts we find difficult to acknowledge.

This anthology of Nouwen's teaching covers all his major themes — God, love, life, death, psychology, woundedness, healing, and social action — and is drawn from among his more than forty books. It's the perfect, compact introduction to this brilliant and humble Catholic priest whom Christianity Today called "one of the worlds's great spiritual writers."

Join us in the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Library for 4 Thursdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) from 1-2:30pm. Suggested $10 offering per session. The Essential Henri Nouwen is available on Amazon. Register by 9/27 for 1st session at or call us for more information at (510) 933-6360.