2017 National Catholic Mission – Our Final Gift

Father Henri Nouwen was a Catholic priest, a university professor and one of the best known spiritual writers of the last 100 years. He died suddenly 20 years ago in September 1996.

In his last works, just before he died, Henri Nouwen began to speak of how the final task in life is to give one’s death to others. We are meant, Nouwen says, to give our lives for others, but we are also meant, to give our deaths for them. Just as elders are meant to teach the young how to live they are also meant to teach them how to die. That’s the final lesson we are meant to give the young, to die in such a way that our deaths are our final blessing to them.

Please join our Mission Leaders Sr. Sue Mosteller and Fr. Ron Rolheiser during Holy Week as they reflect on Our Final Gift and the Promise of Life Everlasting.

The broadcast schedule for this year’s Mission on TV is below and remember you will also be able to view it on our website and YouTube Channels.

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