Corinne Burke
Kingston, Ontario

My first invitation (30 years ago) into Jean's vision of the world, of his unique perspective on humanity, was through his writing -especially his book Community and Growth. I was profoundly impacted by his message - by the simplicity of which he calls us all to live. Jean's message continues to linger throughout my day-to-day life and I am blessed having read, talked and walked alongside his presence. Jean has been my companion, he remains my inspiration and I will always be grateful for his simple offering of how to be fully human in our shared world - this is especially true when the complexities of life challenge my heart and soul.