Jean Vanier chose relationships with intellectually disabled ahead of privilege

Jean Vanier, founder of “L’Arche”. Photo: WCC 14 May 2019 The headline for a newspaper letter extolling a man who lived what he espoused, engaging with shunned people often unable to effectively communicate verbally, said, “Jean Vanier was a living saint”. Atop the letter to the Toronto Star, it was probably the neatest summary of … Continue reading “Jean Vanier chose relationships with intellectually disabled ahead of privilege”

Stanley Hauerwas: Jean Vanier was a dear friend to me and many others

Jean Vanier speaks with friends during a visit to Duke in November 2008. Photo courtesy of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School By Stanley Hauerwas Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus, Duke University FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The theologian writes that the founder of L’Arche, who died last week, initially scared him, in the way a theologian is always afraid of a saint. … Continue reading “Stanley Hauerwas: Jean Vanier was a dear friend to me and many others”

Remembering Jean: Mourning with the Community of Daybreak

  Jean Vanier. Photo courtesy Templeton Prize: Paul Hackett Remembering Jean: Mourning with the Community of Daybreak By Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate May 14, 2019 Facebook Twitter email The Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, was asked to provide a reflection on Jean Vanier to the L’Arche Daybreak Community in Richmond Hill, ON, as the community … Continue reading “Remembering Jean: Mourning with the Community of Daybreak”

How Jean Vanier broke my heart and saved my life

Opinion How Jean Vanier broke my heart and saved my life May 9, 2019 By: Cathleen Falsanigodgrrl   Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Jean Vanier visits Sebastien, a young man whose injuries in a car accident left him with profound cognitive and physical disabilities, at the L’Arche care home in Trosly-Breuil, France, … Continue reading “How Jean Vanier broke my heart and saved my life”

Jean Vanier – 1928-2019 – His final message to his friends

Jean Vanier died peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, surrounded by members of his family. He was 90 years old. His death is a great loss to his family, to the members of L’Arche and Faith and Light around the world. His funeral will be held in Paris on May 16 and broadcast live on www.ktotv.com. … Continue reading “Jean Vanier – 1928-2019 – His final message to his friends”