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Intimacy


Portrait of Henri Nouwen in the 1990s by Frank Hamilton

Intimacy is not a happy medium. It is a way of being in which the tension between distance and closeness is dissolved and a new horizon appears. Intimacy is beyond fear.    Henri Nouwen

Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen, (January 24, 1932 – September 21, 1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. His interests were rooted primarily in psychology, pastoral ministry, spirituality, social justice and community. Over the course of his life, Nouwen was heavily influenced by the work of Anton BoisenThomas MertonRembrandtVincent van Gogh and Jean Vanier.

After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions including the University of Notre DameYale Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School, Nouwen went on to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

 

Henri Nouwen Quotes. QuotesGram

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