Conference to Explore Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen


A national conference at the University of San Diego will explore the legacy of Henri J.M. Nouwen, which offers a unique perspective on developing a spirituality capable of responding to today’s conflicts with a peaceful heart.


“Revolution of the Heart: The Counter-Cultural Spirituality of Henri Nouwen” takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10.

Nouwen’s books including “The Inner Voice of Love” and “Return of the Prodigal Son” sold more than seven million copies making him perhaps the most widely read author of Christian spirituality in the late 20th century.

Conference speakers include a number of his friends and colleagues including Sue Mosteller, C.S.J., of Toronto L’Arche, and John Dear, S.J., who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“Conference workshops will explore the lessons from his spiritual writings for our difficult times – including lessons of love, service and global solidarity. It will be a great weekend of reflection and inspiration to deepen our own spiritual journeys and recommit ourselves to the work of creating a more just, peaceful world,” said Father Dear.

The Henri Nouwen Society and Point Loma Nazarene University are sponsoring the event with USD. For registration and more information go to or call 619 260-4656.