A Sorrow Shared: The Spiritual Teachings of Henri Nouwen on Moving from Loss to Hope

Date(s) - October 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Mark's College

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We are living through a time of great upheaval, violence and suffering. Our collective and personal losses are staggering. How do we mourn our losses and find hope and courage for the future?

Gabrielle Earnshaw will consider these questions through the wisdom of Henri Nouwen, a Dutch Catholic priest who is considered by many to be one of the great spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Earnshaw will begin with an introduction to Nouwen and then explore his vision for living loss as a person on a spiritual journey. The talk will invite listeners to consider such themes as the gift of gentleness, befriending death, choosing joy, developing a daily practice of contemplative prayer and more.

Date and Time: October 16, 2021, 7:00 pm

Location: St. Mark’s College at UBC

Cost: Free!

Speaker: Gabrielle Earnshaw

Gabrielle Earnshaw is a writer, editor, speaker and independent scholar on the life and work of Henri Nouwen. She is editor of numerous books on Nouwen and is the founding archivist for the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives, a position she held for sixteen years. She currently serves as Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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