The Genesee Diary

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, Feb 20, 1981 - Religion - 224 pages
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Recorded during a seven-month stay in a Trappist monastery in Genesee, New York, Henri Nouwen's record of his spiritual journey is an insightful and compassionate inspiration to all who seek to know themselves better.

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Review: The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery

User Review  - Steven Martin - Goodreads

Wonderful. I really enjoy Henri Nouwen's writing. I believe this is one of his earliest books it chronicles his 7 month stay in a trappist monastery. By the end, you appreciate the small details of the day to day life in the monastery that you don't notice at the start of the book. Read full review

Review: The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

I attended school at SUNY Geneseo, so this book naturally attracted me. I never visited the Trappist Monastery while there, but heard much about it. Nouwen is a Dutch priest, living and working in New ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

Henri J.M. Nouwen was a Catholic priest who taught at several theological institutes and universities in his home country of the Netherlands and in the United States. He shared the final years of his life with people with mental and physical disabilities at the L'Arche Daybreak Community in Torronto, Canada. He died in 1996. He authored many books on the spiritual lfie,includingReaching Out,The Wounded Healer, andThe Return of the Prodial Son

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