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Jean Vanier

In 1964 Jean Vanier founded L'Arche by welcoming two men with developmental disabilities from an institution to live with him in Trosly-Breuil, France. From that simple beginning L'Arche today has over 120 faith-based communities in 30 countries throughout the world. Jean continues to live in the L'Arche Community in Trosly-Breuil. L'Arche has been called one of the most significant Christian ministries of the 20th Century. In fact Jean Vanier recently received the Paul VI International Prize for his lay ministry work. In recognizing Jean 's work, Pope John-Paul II stated, "Over the past 30 years L'Arche has grown to become a dynamic and providential sign of the civilization of love."

The Art and Practice of Prayer

7 FILMS

Detoxing from not enough.

The Passage Of Prayer

05:00

Jean Vanier on the passage...the growth through prayer.

Loved As You Are

07:00

How do small communities of faith impact the community at large? Jean Vanier's crazy ideas about love have something to do with it.

Thirsting For Friendship

04:10

L'Arche founder Jean Vanier on his friendship with Henry Nouwen.

Silence, Humility and The Enemy

03:40

Is the heart of the discovery of discipleship the love of the enemy? Jean Vanier on silence and humility in community.

Everyone Is Beautiful

07:45

Jean Vanier thinks that everyone is beautiful and fundamentally good...really good. Do you?

Recommended Reading By Jean Vanier

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