Dr. Carolyn Whitney-Brown lived at L'Arche Daybreak in Richmond Hill for seven years, and since then has completed projects for L'Arche Canada and L'Arche International. Her publications include Jean Vanier: Essential Writings (Orbis, 2008), Sharing Life: Stories of L’Arche Founders (forthcomong: Paulist Press, 2019), and Tender to the World: Jean Vanier, L’Arche and the United Church of Canada (forthcoming: McGill-Queens University Press, 2019). Whitney-Brown completed her B.A. at Victoria College (University of Toronto), and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Brown University (Rhode Island).

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Jean Vanier: Remembering an Icon, Not an Idol

by Carolyn Whitney-Brown 05-20-2019

Jean Vanier

Reading the flood of obituaries and tributes to Jean over the past weeks, I have been struck by this insight: Jean’s central message about transforming structures of privilege to build community across every imaginable kind of difference makes sense without reference to Jesus — but his life doesn’t. His deepest desires and choices were all tied to his reading of the gospel stories of Jesus and his community.

Safe in God's Heart

by Carolyn Whitney-Brown 11-01-1996
The gift and struggle of Henri Nouwen's life