Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

Nijkerk, Nijkerk Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Death 21 Sep 1996 (aged 64)
Hilversum, Hilversum Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Burial Richmond Hill, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
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Memorial ID 5590 · View Source
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Writer, teacher, spiritual guide and Roman Catholic priest who was pastor of the L'Arche Daybreak community from 1986 until his death in 1996. Henri's desire for community and passionate conviction that those rejected by society have essential and prophetic gifts to offer took shape during the 1960's through his involvement with the American civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Trained in psychology, his career took him to a variety of teaching positions at Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard, and ongoing involvement in American peace and social justice movements. In all of these, Henri looked for ways to help people deepen their spiritual foundations and cultivate community. He is one of the most popular and prolific spiritual writers of the later twentieth century.

Gravesite Details May no longer be buried at Sacred Heart Parish Catholic Cemetery.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henri Nouwen (24 Jan 1932–21 Sep 1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5590, citing Saint John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Richmond Hill, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .