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Who We Are

The Henri Nouwen Society exists so that others can experience the unconditional love of God that Henri Nouwen discovered in his life.

We publish to deepen and expand Henri’s impact, preserve to protect and promote Henri’s legacy. And most importantly, we provide resources like books, videos, podcasts, workshops, events and free Daily Meditations for those looking to feed their spirit and grow in their faith.

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Join Us for the Book Launch on September 28!

Join us as we celebrate the launch of “Following Jesus: Finding our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety”, a book drawn from a series of Lenten talks Henri Nouwen gave while on the faculty of Harvard Divinity School.

The evening will feature Gabrielle Earnshaw and Joe Abbey-Colborne presenting a dramatization of excerpts from this new book, which is based on Henri’s insights about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in modern culture.

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A Vision for Care

We believe that Henri has something unique and essential to offer to all caregivers. That’s why we’ve launched an initiative to offer practical and spiritual encouragement to both professional caregivers and to all those who find themselves faced with the “unchosen vocation” of caring for a sick, aging, or incapacitated loved one at home. Through books, videos and workshops we want to be an integral part of encouraging all those on the front lines of caring for others.

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We've Got Podcasts!

Check out our new podcast interview series...

In these engaging podcasts, Karen Pascal (Executive Director, Henri Nouwen Society), interviews Christian writers, thinkers and leaders that have all been influenced by Henri Nouwen.  They share about Henri’s impact on shaping their own lives, and ways that his ideas continue to resonate and be relevant today.

Don’t miss our latest summer series of podcasts – interviews with Henri Nouwen himself, the keynote speakers from this year’s annual Voices for Peace conference, and Sean Mulrooney’s Lenten talks about loneliness and brokenness.

Now & Then | Podcast

"One of the Top Five Religious Books of 2016!"

“Like love itself, his letters are demanding and generous, fierce and tender, and a call for both radical forgiveness and disciplined accountability.”
– Brené Brown

Don’t miss out on this other new Nouwen treasure – Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life, a selection of over two hundred letters that Henri sent to friends, colleagues, and even strangers who had written to him seeking spiritual advice. Edited by Gabrielle Earnshaw, with a foreward by Brené Brown, “Love, Henri” was named by Publisher Weekly as one of the top five religious books of 2016! Check out the latest review here.

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Henri’s Latest Book

Looking for the latest Nouwen treasure?

Be sure to check out You Are the Beloved, a book that empowers readers with daily readings drawn from the best of Nouwen’s previously published books, as well as some previously unpublished pieces. With short entries chosen to inspire and comfort, this devotional draws on this rich body of work in new and compelling ways. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen’s work as well as to new readers looking for a guide to lead them into a deeper awareness of their identity as a Child of God.

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