Jean Vanier: Essential Writings

Novalis, 2008

In this collection of essays, Vanier emphasizes the great discovery of this life: “that we are healed by the poor and the weak, that we are transformed by them if we enter into relationship with them, that the weak and the vulnerable have a gift to give to our world. They call us together, in unity and peace, to build community.” This book is about transformation, where a larger vision for the world, a vision of community life, and a vision of each heart of each person are all linked one to the other.
CAROLYN WHITNEY-BROWN, Ph. D., and her family were part of the L’Arche Daybreak community in Canada from 1990 to 1997. She co-ordinated national projects for the Canadian Council of Churches, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and the United Church of Canada before moving to Vancouver Island.