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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Henri Nouwen: a Western Explorer of the Christian East

(For Remembering Henri edited by Gerry Twomey and Claude Pomerleau; published by Orbis Books in August 2006) By Jim Forest In a difficult period in my life, Henri Nouwen was my spiritual father. He was an excellent confessor who made it possible for me to share parts of myself that were painful, awkward or embarrassing. […]

Reflections on Saint Mary, Theotokos

Lecture given at meeting of the Fellowship of Saints Alban & Sergius, Oxford, England on May 30, 2002. by Jim Forest Neither my wife nor I grew up in homes where Mary was revered. My parents were trying hard to be atheists. While not quite succeeding, I don’t recall any reference to Mary. In Nancy’s […]