The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
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|Birth:||24th January, 1932|
|Death:||21st September, 1996|
|Profession:||Priest, Professor, Theologian|
Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen was born in Nijkerk, Netherlands. He was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, author and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, he went on to work with mentally and physically handicapped people at the L'Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He completed his studies in 1964 by obtaining a doctorandus degree. He wrote several books include: The Wounded Healer, With open hands, Reaching out, Clowning in Rome, In the Name of Jesus, Life of the Beloved, Can You Drink the Cup?, and The Inner Voice of Love.
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