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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.

Henri Nouwen & the Art of Living

25th Anniversary Online Conference | June 4 & 5, 2021

Just in case you missed our 25th anniversary online conference “Henri Nouwen and the Art of Living” – we’ve got you covered!  This one-of-a-kind event, hosted by the Henri Nouwen Society brought together hundreds of people from all over the world (19 countries in total!), to  commemorate and celebrate Henri’s remarkable life and work. Seven outstanding keynote speakers joined us for an inspiring and deeply meaningful two-day event. For more information or to purchase the replay:


Calling All Caregivers!

A New Book for Caregiving Professionals

Just released an encouraging resource for professionals working in a care sector, including health care, social work, chaplaincy and other similar professions. Infused with the wisdom of Henri Nouwen, author Michelle O’Rourke helps caregivers to become more intentional and wholistic in how they respond to those they care for every day.

Filled with valuable information, inspiring stories and questions for self-reflection, this book is a must-have for any caregiver who seeks nourishment in their profession.


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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.

Some of our most recent guests include best-selling authors: Parker Palmer, Anne Lamott, Jim Wallis and James Martin.

Now & Then | Podcast

The Reviews | "Following Jesus" is Superb!

“Henri is a superb Christian teacher who will surely stand the test of time.” —Fr. Richard Rohr

In this never-before-published work of inspiration, Nouwen offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world. He offers warm, insightful, practical habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.

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"Love, Henri" book cover

"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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Hot Off the Press!

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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