June 2018: Life of the Beloved + Our greatest gift

Located in the Parish Library: Spirituality 258

Life of the Beloved & Our greatest gift by Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen is one of this century’s greatest spiritual writers and in one volume are included two of his most inspirational pastoral works.

In the Life of the Beloved, Nouwen says that the only way to live a spiritual life in a completely secular culture is to live fully as a being beloved by God.

Our Greatest Gift is a meditation on dying, caring for the dying and how to die well. This comes directly out of Nouwen’s personal experience of being with the dying. Death can often bring fear but can also become an experience of love: ‘How can my death become fruitful in the lives of others?’