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.
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.
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readers with daily readings drawn from the best of Nouwen’s previously published books, as well as some previously unpublished pieces.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.
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 Brene Brown, “Love, Henri” was named by Publisher Weekly as one of the top five religious books of 2016! Check out the latest review here.
On Saturday, April 28, the Henri Nouwen Society co-sponsored a one day conference on Peacemaking called “Voices For Peace.” It was an amazing event that featured keynote speakers – Jim Forest and Shad. Here’s what the National Catholic Reporter had to say: