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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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Nouwen Weekend Retreat at Valyermo
Nov. 14-16, 2014
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Oct. 29-31 (Wed. to Fri.), 2014
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Blessings to all this Advent Season

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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The Peace That is Not of this World – Third Sunday of Advent

Keep your eyes on the prince of peace, the one who doesn't cling to his divine power; the one who refuses to turn stones into bread, jump from great heights and rule with great power; the one who says, "Blessed are the poor, the gentle, those who mourn, and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness; blessed are the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers and those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness" (see Matt. 5:3-11); the one who touches the lame, the crippled, and the blind; the one who speaks words of forgiveness and encouragement; the one who dies alone, rejected and despised. Keep your eyes on him who becomes poor with the poor, weak with the weak, and who is rejected with the rejected. He is the source of all peace.

Where is this peace to be found? The answer is clear. In weakness. First of all, in our own weakness, in those places of our hearts where we feel most broken, most insecure, most in agony, most afraid. Why there? Because there our familiar ways of controlling our world are being stripped away; there we are called to let go from doing much, thinking much, and relying on our self-sufficiency. Right there where we are weakest the peace which is not of this world is hidden.

In Adam's name I say to you, "Claim that peace that remains unknown to so many and make it your own. Because with that peace in your heart you will have new eyes to see and new ears to hear and gradually recognize that same peace in places you would have least expected."
- Henri Nouwen


Weekend Nouwen Retreat with Fuller Seminary Students
Nov. 14-16, 2014 (Saint Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, CA)
Weekend Nouwen Retreat with Fuller Seminary Students
Nov. 14-16, 2014
Saint Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, CA


'Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen'
Three-Day Retreat (Oct. 29-31, 2014) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)


'Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen'
Three-Day Retreat (Oct. 29-31, 2014) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)

'Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen'
Three-Day Retreat (Oct. 29-31, 2014) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)


'Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen'
Three-Day Retreat (Oct. 29-31, 2014) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)


'Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen'
Three-Day Retreat (oct. 29-31, 2014) at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)
"Befriending Imperfection and Tension: In the Footsteps of Henri Nouwen"
Three-Day Retreat at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Conyers, GA)
Oct. 29-31, 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)
"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."

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

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