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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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June 2012


Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena, together with the Society of the Urban Monks and The Strategic Monk, hosted a Book Signing Event last June 8. Wil began with a 40- minute overview of his latest book Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities: A Life of Tension followed by a brief Q & A. The Friday evening event which was well-attended was capped by a book signing session.

Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities Weekend Retreat
(June 15-17, 2012)
San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA

February 2012


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Three-Hour Lecture at Asian Theological Seminary (Feb. 27)
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January 2012


"There is an intimate relationship between joy and hope. While optimism makes us live as if someday soon things will go better for us, hope frees us from the need to predict the future and allows us to live in the present, with the deep trust that God will never leave us alone but will fulfill the deepest desires of our heart. Joy in this perspective is the fruit of hope."

Henri Nouwen, Here and Now


Join me in welcoming 2012 with a renewed sense of hope and joy because we serve a God who, in Henri Nouwen's words, specializes in "making all things new!"

I am particularly excited to announce that my third book on Nouwen, which rounds off my trilogy work on his spirituality, is finally scheduled to be released during the first week of March. Watch out for it! See what others are saying about this new book by clicking on this link.

“I admire and trust Wil Hernandez’s framing of Henri Nouwen’s thought in
terms of his natural ability to be a nondualistic thinker, and his ability to hold would-be tensions in a very creative balance. I think it was this passion that
drew us to one another. He lived and loved paradox, and knew there was a new
wisdom to be had if we held both sides of difficult questions face to face.
He invariably made both faces shine with a new brilliance.

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