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Jean Vanier


Jean Vanier is the son of former Governor General Georges Vanier and founder of L’Arche, an international network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities.  He established the first L’Arche community in 1964, in Trosly, France with Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux.  Today over 103 communities exist in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America.  In 1998 Vanier delivered the CBC Massey Lecture which was subsequently published in the best seller, Becoming Human.

Other books by Jean Vanier include:  An Ark for the Poor; Community and Growth; Door of Hope; Our Journey Home; The Heart of L'Arche; A Spirituality For Every DayThe Scandal of Service; Tears of Silence and the recently published, Made for Happiness.

For further information on the work of this inspirational man and L'Arche please click here.  

Useful Reference Material

L'Arche Canada website: www.larchecanada.org

Vanier and L'Arche: A Communion of Love by Katherine Spink

By Henri Nouwen: Adam; The Road to Daybreak

Videos: The Journey of L'Arche; The Heart Has Its Reasons


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