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Posthumous Compilation of Nouwen’s Writing based on a theme using Henri Nouwen’s published and unpublished writing, authorized by the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, copyright held by the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust

“For Henri Nouwen, community is a basic need and hunger of the human heart. It is a place of care and celebration, the place where our wounds and weaknesses are exposed, a sheltered place for the confession of sin and brokenness, and a house of love where we can receive forgiveness and offer it in return.”—From the Introduction by Stephen Lazarus

Themes: Community, Solitude, Ministry, Spiritual Life

Edited by Stephen Lazarus, Orbis Books, 2021

Praise for “Community”

“Essays, by turns inspiring, challenging, and sometimes achingly human, on one of the most important topics of our age—by one of our age’s most important spiritual masters.”—James Martin, SJ, author, Learning to Pray

“Community presents ten chapters that are at the heart of the Gospel! Solitude and silence are the anchors that stabilize. Action for justice is the result. But the heart of Community revealed by Nouwen is that it is our similarities that lead us to compassion and oneness. This message is good news for these challenging and divided times.”Simone Campbell, SSS, author, Hunger for Hope: Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good

Praise for "Community"

“Inspiring, challenging, and sometimes achingly human, on one of the most important topics of our age—by one of our age's most important spiritual masters."
James Marten, SJ
“Community presents ten chapters that are at the heart of the Gospel! This message is good news for these challenging and divided times.”
Simone Campbell, SSS

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