The Spirituality of Henri Nouwen Focus of Trinity Cathedral’s Lenten Retreat

Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479,


“Much of the crisis in the life of the church today is connected with a lack of knowledge of the heart. … When the moral life gets all the attention, we are in danger of forgetting the primacy of the mystical life, which is the life of the heart.” –Henri J. M. Nouwen

CLEVELAND— During his lifetime, Henri Nouwen wrote 40 books on “the life of the heart,” the spiritual life. He encouraged readers to discover their own “inner voice of love” even as they offered their lives to others. Retreat leader Rev. Chris Glaser was one of Nouwen’s students at Yale Divinity School, and when Nouwen died, Glaser began leading workshops and retreats on his unique take on spirituality, culminating in Glaser’s book, Henri’s Mantle: 100 Meditations on Nouwen’s Legacy.

The event will be held Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland. Registration fee is $35 and includes lunch. To register contact Trinity’s adult education coordinator Adrienne Clements at 216-774-0418 or

Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Ave. The Cathedral’s parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Overflow parking is available in the Cleveland State University Prospect garage. Parking is free.

On Sunday, March 10 at both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services, Rev. Glaser will preach. At 10:10 a.m. he’ll join the Very Rev. Tracey Lind as guest at her Dean’s Forum to discuss progressive Christianity. Learn more about Rev. Glaser at:

About Trinity Cathedral:
Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call 216-771-3630 or visit Trinity Cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.