Toronto, Ontario — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — The Henri Nouwen Society is delighted to welcome popular writer, columnist, and spiritual memoirist Anne Lamott, an enthusiastic admirer of Henri Nouwen. Anne will present an evening she calls “Henri & me.” With her characteristic wit and disarming honesty, Anne will share her unique perspective on living a spiritual life, warts and all.
Anne writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. Armed with self-effacing humor, she is laugh-out-loud funny and ruthlessly honest. In all her books, Anne writes about loss – the loss of loved ones and the loss of personal control. She doesn’t sugar-coat the fact that life can be hard, and sad, and disappointing. But then there’s grace. “The movement of grace is what changes us, heals us and our world,” writes Anne. “To summon grace, say, ‘Help!’ And then buckle up.”
Her bi-weekly Salon.com “online diary” was voted The Best of the Web by TIME Magazine.
“Henri & me” sees Anne connecting her spiritual journey to the influences of Henri Nouwen, one of the most influential spiritual writers of the late 20th century, in a series of moving, funny, and deeply personal anecdotes. It’s a not-to-be-missed evening for fans of both Henri Nouwen and Anne Lamott!
Convocation Hall, UofT, Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00PM.
Also on the bill is singer/songwriter/storyteller extraordinaire Steve Bell. With 18 albums to his credit, Steve has developed into one of the most popular and recognizable gospel/folk artists in the world.
Tickets available through the University of Toronto box office: www.uofttix.ca/annelamott
Henri Nouwen Society promotes and extends the legacy of the late Henri Nouwen through publications, conferences, lectures and webinars. Our daily outreach connects with more than 40,000 subscribers and followers through Henri’s Daily Meditations, social media, and our website www.henrinouwen.org.
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