Eternal Seasons

Eternal Seasons

A Liturgical Journey with Henri J.M. Nouwen 

Edited by: Michael A. Ford

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Price: $18.95

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-77-3

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: January 2, 2004

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Henri Nouwen’s responses to the spiritual seasons were often delicately woven into the fabric of his writings. For the first time, his liturgical writings for an entire church year have been brought together in one volume. Eternal Seasons gathers selections from forty of Nouwen’s books, each one chosen to convey the spirit of the season, creating a companion for the liturgical year. Thoughtful introductions usher in each seasonal selection of liturgical passages. Many major feast days are included, as well as Nouwen’s thoughts on some saints who particularly captured his attention. Eternal Seasons will encourage reflection and prayer in closer harmony with the church’s year, whether you use it as a companion for the church’s appointed readings or take a step back from traditional prayer books and enter into each cycle with Nouwen as your guide.


A "lovely volume."

Whether writing about patience, forgiveness, celebration, or compassion, Nouwen always managed to find a new angle to these spiritual intangibles and to make them relevant to our lives. With this lovely volume, you can savor these pearls of wisdom in conjunction with the rhythms of the liturgical year."

Spirituality & Practice

"A deeper appreciation of sacred time."

"The texts should gradually cultivate within you a deeper appreciation of sacred time and lead not only to 'a new way of seeing but also to a new way of living.'"

Michael Ford