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This website is dedicated to promote the enduring legacy of Henri Nouwen, one of the greatest spiritual writers of the last century. It is owned and managed by Wil Hernandez whose Ph.D. dissertation work focused upon the study of Nouwen's counterintuitive and countercultural brand of spirituality.
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Nov. 14-16, 2014
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Oct. 29-31 (Wed. to Fri.), 2014
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Welcome

I want to personally welcome you to this special site devoted to celebrating and promoting the life and work of one of my spiritual heroes: Henri Nouwen. People all over the world have been extraordinarily impactedby the life of this “imperfect” saint of God. I invite you to join me in the continuing exploration of Nouwen’s unique spirituality, a spirituality that points us to Jesus, who specializes in working through imperfect vessels like you and me. On this welcome page, I freely share both my collected as well as random thoughts about Nouwen: his life, his work, his all-encompassing relationship — with God, with others, and with himself.

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"Hope is an attitude where everything stays open before me. It is daring to stay open to whatever today will offer me, or tomorrow, two months from now or a year from now, that is hope ... Whenever we pray in hope, we put our lives in the hands of God. Fear and anxiety fade away and everything we are given and everything we are deprived of is nothing but a finger pointing out the direction of God's hidden promise"
- Henri Nouwen, With Open Hands


'Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer'
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 17-19, 2014)


'Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer'
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 17-19, 2014)

'Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer'
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 17-19, 2014)


'Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer'
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 17-19, 2014)



'Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer'
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 17-19, 2014)
"Wholeness through Brokenness: Henri Nouwen on Being a Wounded Healer"
Weekend Retreat at The Casa, Scottsdale, AZ
Oct. 17-19, 2014


'Coming Home: Henri Nouwen on the Reality of Our Journey'
Weekend Retreat: Oct. 3-5 (Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge, CO)

'Coming Home: Henri Nouwen on the Reality of Our Journey'
Weekend Retreat: Oct. 3-5 (Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge, CO)

'Coming Home: Henri Nouwen on the Reality of Our Journey'
Weekend Retreat: Oct. 3-5 (Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge, CO)

'Coming Home: Henri Nouwen on the Reality of Our Journey'
Weekend Retreat: Oct. 3-5 (Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge, CO)
"Coming Home: Henri Nouwen on the Reality of Our Journey"
Weekend Retreat: Oct. 3-5 (Potter’s Inn at Aspen Ridge, CO)


Nouwen Presentation in Los Angeles, California (May 6, 2014)
Hosted by Theology Connection (A Ministry of the Paulist Fathers)


Nouwen Presentation in Los Angeles, California (May 6, 2014)
Hosted by Theology Connection (A Ministry of the Paulist Fathers)




Nouwen Presentation in Los Angeles, California (May 6, 2014)
Hosted by Theology Connection (A Ministry of the Paulist Fathers)


Nouwen Presentation in Los Angeles, California (May 6, 2014)
Hosted by Theology Connection (A Ministry of the Paulist Fathers)
Nouwen Presentation in Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Theology Connection (A Ministry of the Paulist Fathers)
(May 6, 2014)



Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)

Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)

Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)

Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)

Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)

Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska (April 27-May 2, 2014)
Nebraska Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska
(April 27-May 2, 2014)


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'Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension' Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)


'Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension' Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)



'Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension' Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)



'Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension' Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)
"Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension" Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014

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Paulist Press Nouwen Book Signing
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Exhibit Hall
Anaheim Convention Center, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)



Paulist Press Nouwen Book Signing
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Exhibit Hall
Anaheim Convention Center, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)



'Henri Nouwen: A Life of Hope Amidst Tension' Workshop Presentation
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress at Anaheim Convention, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)



Paulist Press Nouwen Book Signing
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Exhibit Hall
Anaheim Convention Center, California
March 15, 2014 (Saturday)
Paulist Press Nouwen Book Signing
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Exhibit Hall
Anaheim Convention Center, California
March 15, 2014


'Finding Our Way Home: Our Journey with Henri Nouwen'
Weekend Retreat at Our Lady's Hill Retreat Center
Bago City, Negros Occidental (Philippines)
Feb. 21-23, 2014

'Finding Our Way Home: Our Journey with Henri Nouwen'
Weekend Retreat at Our Lady's Hill Retreat Center
Bago City, Negros Occidental (Philippines)
Feb. 21-23, 2014
"Finding Our Way Home: Our Journey with Henri Nouwen"
Weekend Retreat at Our Lady's Hill Retreat Center
(Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines)
Feb. 21-23, 2014
Click HERE to view Slideshow/Video


Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
Carmel-Mandalagan (Bacolod City, Philippines)
Feb. 20, 2014


Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
Carmel-Mandalagan (Bacolod City, Philippines)
Feb. 20, 2014

Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
Carmel-Mandalagan (Bacolod City, Philippines)
Feb. 20, 2014
Book Lecture/Signing
(Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)

Carmel-Mandalagan (Bacolod City, Philippines)
Feb. 20, 2014


Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
St. Scholastica's Retreat Center (Tagaytay)
Feb. 17, 2014

Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
St. Scholastica's Retreat Center (Tagaytay)
Feb. 17, 2014


Book Lecture/Signing (Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)
St. Scholastica's Retreat Center (Tagaytay)
Feb. 17, 2014
Book Lecture/Signing
(Henri Nouwen Trilogy published locally by St. Paul's Phils.)

St. Scholastica's Retreat Center (Tagaytay, Philippines)
Feb. 17, 2014

Living from Our Sacred Center: Henri Nouwen on the True Self
"Living from Our Sacred Center: Henri Nouwen on the True Self"
Weekend Retreat at St. Scholastica's Retreat Center (Tagaytay, Philippines)
Feb. 14-16, 2014
Click HERE to view Slideshow/Video

For this 2014, perhaps, some of you can join a retreat, a seminar, a workshop, or a course dealing with the spirituality of Henri Nouwen (click HERE to check out the 2014 Calendar of Events). Join me as we all partake in and continue to share with others the rich spiritual legacy of Henri Nouwen.

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"I thank Wil Hernandez for continuing to study and disseminate the brilliant gifts and Gospel-centered ministry of Henri Nouwen. This book, and his two other previous studies on Nouwen, are now keeping us all on message! Wil has become a friend of a friend, who was an inspired friend to all who love the simple and wondrous Gospel of Life. His writings and his ministry will stand the tests of time, because Henri Nouwen saw and wrote from a bright and clear level that is always true."

- From the Foreword

Richard Rohr, O.F.M
Center for Action and Contemplation

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