Jean Vanier' s struggle for recognition of the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, started in the small village of Trosly in 1964, continues today. The road to justice and peace demands a lifetime commitment. He is more convinced than ever that those who are powerless and vulnerable attract what is most beautiful and most luminous in those who are stronger.

Writings and Letters

Jean Vanier is, at one and the same time, a man of action and a contemplative. His letters convey this double vocation; we find in them that rare connection between inner life and outer life that one sees in all the great founders of history: Francis of Assisi, Theresa of Avila, Benedict, Mother Theresa.

By Hélène Laberge