Prof. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

Prof. Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D.

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is the leading biographer of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen. He is a celebrated scholar, an award-winning author and documentarian, and the Vatican affairs specialist for the Globe and Mail and CTV Network. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought and previously served as Professor of Religious Studies and Vice-President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University. He is also a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. Previously, he served as the president of St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, and of St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.

Prof. Higgins has edited and co-edited, authored, and co-authored thirteen books including: Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton, The Jesuit Mystique, Power and Peril: The Catholic Church at the Crossroads, Stalking the Holy: The Pursuit of Saint-Making, and Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen. Dr. Higgins is the recipient of many awards, including the 2013 Gold Medal for International Radio Documentaries awarded by the New York Festivals. He is a regular contributor to Commonweal and the Literary Review of Canada and a columnist for the Telegraph-Journal and the Irish Catholic

Praise for Michael Higgins

“Michael Higgins is a first rate public intellectual. His is among the most erudite and astute voices in matters of spirituality and culture that we have in North America today.”
– Prof. Joseph Raab,
Co-Editor of The Merton Annual

“Michael Higgins is a gifted writer and speaker whose work on major spiritual figures such as Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen and others guarantees that his listener is in for a banquet of rich, spiritual, and life-giving fare.”
– Paul M Pearson, Director,
Thomas Merton Center

“Dr. Michael Higgins is truly one of the luminaries of the contemporary Catholic intellectual tradition which he has served and enhanced during his rich professional life as a writer and journalist. Consider any one of his numerous contributions to this essential feature of Catholic culture and be broadened, deepened, and enlightened in the wondrous richness of faith-filled engagement in the life of our world.”
– Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., Ph.D.,
President, International Thomas Merton Society

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  1. Audio Bundle: From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies  + Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, and the Rest of the Story - 10 CDs Total
  2. Audio Bundle: St. Augustine’s Confessions: The Arc of Conversion + From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies - 10 CDs Total
  3. Video Bundle: St. Augustine’s Confessions: The Arc of Conversion + From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies - 10 Discs Total
  4. Audio Bundle: The Lonely Search for God + Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded - 8 CDs Total
  5. Video Bundle: From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies + Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, and the Rest of the Story - 8 Discs Total
  6. Audio Bundle: Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century + From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies - 9 CDs Total
  7. Audio Bundle: Prophet and Mystic of Creation: On Retreat with Thomas Merton + Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, and the Rest of the Story- 8 CDs Total
  8. Video Bundle: Prophet and Mystic of Creation: On Retreat with Thomas Merton + Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, and the Rest of the Story- 8 Discs Total
  9. Audio/Video Bundle: Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century + From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies - 9 Discs Total
  10. Audio-Video Bundle: The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis + Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded - 11 Discs Total
  11. Audio Bundle: Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded + Thomas Merton: A Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century - 10 CDs Total
  12. Video-Audio Bundle: Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded + Thomas Merton: A Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century - 10 Discs Total
  13. Audio-Video Bundle: The Lonely Search for God + Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded - 8 Discs Total
  14. Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded
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    Learn about the life and spirituality of Henri Nouwen with this course presented by his official biographer. Henri Nouwen was one of the most popular and influential spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Through 12 masterful lectures, you will examine the context of Nouwen’s most important works, the evolution of his ideas, and the struggles of his spirit. Under the guidance of official Nouwen biographer, Dr. Michael Higgins, you will also explore his life, which will help you understand the autobiographical nature of his works. Learn More
  15. Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain, and the Rest of the Story
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    Journey through the life and literary genius of Thomas Merton. While it remains his most famous work, The Seven Storey Mountain is only the tip of the iceberg in Merton’s rich, multi-layered oeuvre. In this audio or video course, you will join acclaimed Merton biographer Dr. Michael W. Higgins in exploring Merton’s compelling autobiographical literature. As you examine his journals, letters, and poetry, you will encounter a brilliant portrait of the premier Catholic spiritual figure of the twentieth century. Learn More
  16. From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond: Great Spiritual Autobiographies
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    The spiritual life is a profoundly personal matter, and thus spiritual autobiographies reveal the soul itself and our struggles as we ache into holiness. Under the guidance of celebrated literary scholar Dr. Michael W. Higgins, you will explore 14 inspiring writers whose autobiographical works capture their spiritual yearnings and encounters with the transcendent. As you do so, you will find new intimacy with each writer, fresh perspectives, and horizons for discovery. Learn More
  17. Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century

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    The fact is, both Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen have been profiled in great depth. What more can you expect to learn by studying them side-by-side? This series answers that question without hesitation: much more.

    Masterfully crafted by their biographer, itfolds Dr. Michael W. Higgins’ years of dedicated research, writing, and teaching into a single, spiritually edifying series. By gleaning the holiness of Nouwen and Merton (especially in their diaries), you will find the unity and meaning you crave in their brave examples.

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  18. Audio Bundle: The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis + Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded - 12 Discs Total

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