New Zealand memorial service for Jean Vanier

A national memorial service for Jean Vanier will be held at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Bishopdale, Christchurch on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 am.

It’s open to the public. There will be a few smaller memorial services around the country that will be announced soon, but the Christchurch one is the primary one.

The L’Arche community would also like to share information on a movie launching in New Zealand in June called Summer in the Forest.

It’s a documentary about life in the first L’Arche community of Trosly-Breuil in northern France, and Jean Vanier is featured to a great extent in that movie.

It simply depicts ordinary, everyday life in that community, and the extraordinary nature of what’s being lived there. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and the movie will be shown in several city centres: Wellington (June 12th), Auckland (June 12th), Christchurch (June 5th), Palmerston North and Paraparaumu (June 12th). To get more details and to buy tickets, go to:

Contact for the Kapiti L’Arche community is: Candice Wilson, L’Arche Kapiti on 04 2984633 or 027 307 2477


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