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Finding Our Sacred Center A Journey to Inner Peace

Finding Our Sacred Center A Journey to Inner Peace

Henri J. M. Nouwen

"Why am I here? To give my life to Jesus. To make Jesus the very centre of my existence- with Mary as my gentle counselor." -from Chapter One

It was January 1990, the dawn of a new decade, and Henri Nouwen, world-renowned spiritual writer, was in France, but his writing wasn't going well. Frustrated and discouraged he decided to go to Lourdes, even though it was the "off-season," to give his "anxious heart a rest." This profoundly inspiring journal is the result of his three-day stay.

Lourdes restored Nouwen's inner peace and helped him return to his sacred centre. He realized, of course, that he did not need to be at Lourdes to find peace and joy. The purity, simplicity and freedom he experienced "belong to the heart and can be lived anywhere."

Whether we have been to Lourdes, or not, does not matter. This small journal is bound to touch our own restless and searching hearts and help us to find our own sacred centre, the living Christ within us.

Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on spiritual life that have sold millions of copies worldwide and been translated into dozens of languages. His vision was broad and inclusive, and his compassion embraced everyone. He died in 1996, but his work and spirit live on.

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