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Letter of Jean

Since the beginnings of L’Arche (August 1964), Jean Vanier has always wanted to communicate what he was living, wishing to create a network of friendship and fraternity, focused on those who are most marginalized in our societies – people living with an intellectual disability.   Through circular letters, he also wanted to thank those who generously supported him in the adventure of L’Arche.

Many thanks Jean for your letter and happy birthday for your 86th birthday!

Letter of Jean Vanier

We are now in Easter week, a passage, a moment of transformation; from suffering and loss spring forth  new life, a resurrection, a rebirth, our hope.


Into the Heart of God

Jean Vanier Explores the Gospel of John in the Holy Land

24 Hours for World Peace

Ruth Patterson and Jean Vanier, as guest speakers, had delivered their message of hope at the opening of the online vigil : 24 Hours for World Peace


Letter of Jean Vanier-Christmas 2013

My dear friends,

Here is the letter which I wrote, at the request of the Catholic newspaper La Croix (The Cross), to Christian friends of the Middle East. Here in France we live Christmas in peace, but there are so many who are living Christmas in war and suffering. I send you this letter so that we can pray together for them and for each other. read more