Posts Tagged ‘L’Arche communities’

A beautiful study of Jean Vanier and L’Arche Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
summer in the forest

Jean Vanier who died earlier this year features a documentary being screened in New Zealand this month. Summer in the Forest Summer is a beautiful and moving study of this extraordinary man and the organisation he founded. Vanier founded L’Arche, a community based outside of Paris for individuals with developmental disabilities, in the 1960s. His goal Read more

Jean Vanier honoured at Christchurch service Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019
vanier

On Saturday 8 June, over 100 people joined with L’Arche (Kapiti), Mount Tabor (Auckland), Marralomeda (Christchurch) and Faith & Light communities to honour the memory of Jean Vanier who died in Paris on 7 May. Participants in the service included people from all Christian faiths with and without intellectual disability. A joyous atmosphere prevailed as Read more

Pope Francis thanked Jean Vanier for his witness Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Pope Francis phoned Jean Vanier a week before his death. He told reporters he wanted to express his gratitude for his witness. “Simply put, I want to thank him and thank God for having given us this man with such a great witness,” the pope said. Jean Vanier, whose charity work helped improve conditions for Read more

Award for L’Arche founder Jean Vanier Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Jean Vanier (90), who in 1964 founded the international federation L’Arche, has been awarded a Spiritual Solidarity Award from the Adyan Foundation, a Lebanon-based organisation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity. L’Arche communities are dedicated to creating and developing homes, programmes and support networks for people who have intellectual disabilities. The official letter accompanying the Read more