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Priest, Writer, Mentor, Misfit: Understanding Henri Nouwen
Mission and Catholic Identity Publications
  • Michael W. Higgins, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-5-2016
Abstract

Two decades ago, on September 21, 1996, while on the way to St. Petersburg to shoot a documentary based on his acclaimed spiritual meditation, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen—priest, writer, professor, and pastoral mentor—died of a heart attack in his homeland of the Netherlands. His friends and countless admirers were stunned. Prolific author of more than three dozen books, and a much-called-upon speaker and preacher, Nouwen was a large presence in Catholic circles and a growing influence in Protestant ones as well. His loss was felt not only in his immediate community but around the world.

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Published online December 5, 2016. The publisher website includes a photograph of Henry Nouwen and will link to comments about Michael Higgins' article.

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Higgins, Michael W. "Infinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality of Ronald Rolheiser." Commonweal 2016 (Dec 5).