He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.
John S. Mogabgab is special projects editor, Upper Room Books. Before that, he was the founding editor of "Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life" for many years. From 1975-1980 Mogabgab served as research and teaching assistant to the renowned Henri J. M. Nouwen, a beloved priest and author who served on faculty at Yale Divinity School, among other endeavors.