Tag Archive: Nouwen

Advent Waiting

Living into a Spirituality of Waiting When we were children, Christmas never seemed to come soon enough.  As adults, all kinds of other things never come soon enough: results of tests, relationships resolving or deepening; cures for diseases, hunger or poverty; world peace.  “For most people,” writes Henri Nouwen, “waiting is an awful desert between…

Spirituality of Dying

Christian understandings about death and resurrection impact how we live and can also impact how we die.  Michelle O’Rourke in her book Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying, uses Henri Nouwen’s own words that focus on living with the full awareness of being a beloved child of God and applies them to…