Renowned philosopher, writer and humanist Jean Vanier is the founder of two international organizations for people with intellectual disabilities, L’Arche and Faith and Light. He has been a progressive advocate for marginalized people in society for over five decades, inviting us to discover the profound teachings and the gifts that they offer.

Happy 90th anniversary, Jean!

Jean with a group of persons

“Genuine healing happens here, not in miraculous cures, but through mutual respect, care, and love. Paradoxically, vulnerability becomes a source of strength and wholeness, a place of reconciliation and communion with others.”
– Jean Vanier

Templeton Prize 2015

Jean Vanier was awarded the 2015 Templeton Prize for his innovative understanding of the central role of vulnerable people in the creation of a more just, inclusive and humane society.

Templeton Prize 2015 logo

Templeton Prize 2015, group photo