Contemporary Saint: Henri Nouwen

In the end, Nouwen's message was a very simple one: all persons are invited to experience themselves as the beautiful and beloved children of God, in whom God takes delight.

This spiritual awakening is not just for Catholics or Christians but for all seekers on the spiritual journey, of any tradition or no tradition. Nouwen believed that this was the source and the goal of all spiritual life and he devoted the last years of his life to teaching others who were feeling lost or just seeking to go deeper how to discover this "inner place" for themselves. It was the simplicity of this message and the power of Nouwen's writing to lead people "home" to their belovedness that has made him one of the most revered spiritual guides of our time.

1/1/2000 5:00:00 AM