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Summer Institute 2017: The Life and Spirituality of Henri Nouwen

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - June 21 @ 9:00 pm

$65 - $85

Henri Nouwen is universally acclaimed as one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of the 20th century. The author of more than 60 books, he taught at both Harvard and Yale and lectured extensively around the world. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions, Nouwen went on to work with mentally and physically handicapped people at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Perhaps more than any other person, he was helpful in having spirituality accepted as an academic discipline and for making spirituality popular in Protestant and Evangelical circles, while writing as a Roman Catholic. He was a complex man – an artist, a restless searcher, a hopeless romantic, a deeply committed Christian, a man of deep prayer, and a priest. All this helped shape his writings, both in depth and in breadth. To meet and read Henri Nouwen is to be more-properly introduced to yourself.

This is an Institute for the struggling and the restless, as well as for the prayerful and the faith-filled. Come join us for three days of drinking from the deep well that was Henri Nouwen.


Sue Mosteller, CSJ – Mentor and close personal friend of Nouwen

Gabrielle Earnshaw – Editor of Love, Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life

Michael W. Higgins – Henri Nouwen biographer and documentarian

Laurent Nouwen – Henri Nouwen’s brother.

Alana Levandoski – Theologian and Christian musician.

Ron Rolheiser, OMI – Nouwen Scholar


Tentative Schedule

Monday, June 19th, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM                  On-Campus Lodger Check In – Oblate Renewal Center (ORC)

3:00 PM                                      Commuter Check In & Registration – Whitley Theological Center (WTC)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                  Opening Assembly (WTC)

5:30 PM                                      Dinner (ORC)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                  Gathering Prayer & Keynote – Michael W. Higgins (WTC)

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM                Social (WTC)


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

7:30 AM                                     Eucharist (Immaculate Conception Chapel)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                 Breakfast (ORC)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM                 Morning Prayer and Announcements (WTC)

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM               Keynote:  Gabrielle Earnshaw (WTC)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM             Process Groups (WTC)

12:00 noon                                Lunch (ORC)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM                 Break-out session #1

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM                 Presentation – Alana Levandoski (WTC)

5:30 PM                                     Dinner (ORC)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                 Gathering Prayer & Keynote: Sr. Sue Mosteller, CSJ (WTC)


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

7:30 AM                                    Eucharist (Immaculate Conception Chapel)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                Breakfast (ORC)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM                Morning Prayer and Announcements (WTC)

9:15 AM – 10:45 AM              Keynote:  Laurent Nouwen (WTC)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Process Groups (WTC)

12:00 noon                               Lunch (ORC)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM                Break-out session #2

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM                Presentation – Alana Levandoski (WTC)

5:30 PM                                    Dinner (ORC)

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM                Gathering Prayer & Keynote: Ron Rolheiser, OMI (WTC)

9:00 PM                                    Summer Institute concludes – Thank you for attending!



Registration Fee: $85 (does not include meals nor lodging)

Meal Package: $65

Oblate Students may attend free of charge. All other students may attend for a 50% discount. At checkout use this coupon code: student

Student discount does not apply to Meal Packages or Lodging.


Lodging available at the Oblate Renewal Center. 

$70 single room; $80 double room ($40 per person)

For lodging, please contact Brenda (210) 341-1366 EXT 212



June 19 @ 4:00 pm
June 21 @ 9:00 pm
$65 - $85
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Continuing Education
210-341-1366 x 212


Whitley Theological Center
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio ,TX78216United States
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