An Interview with Father Henri Nouwen


An Interview with Father Henri Nouwen

November 30

***Originally published in the October 1992 of Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO. Reprinted with permission of the author, Alicia von Stamwitz,


Father Henri Nouwen is a Dutch priest who has lived in North America since 1971.  He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and spiritual writer with over thirty published books, including The Wounded Healer, Genesee Diary, and, most recently, The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Formerly a professor at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard, Nouwen has been pastor of Daybreak, a Canadian L’Arche community, since 1986.  L’Arche is an international network of over ninety communities in twenty-two countries where the mentally handicapped and their assistants live together in the spirit of the gospel.  In this interview, Father Nouwen talks about his life at Daybreak, offers advice on prayer, and comments on the future of the North American Church.

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