Jean Vanier (1928 - 2019) was a Canadian spiritual leader and one of the founders of L'Arche, a network of international communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live together. For additional reporting and commentary on this news, visit

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A Home for the Crushed and Lonely

by Jean Vanier 05-01-1985

A call to community with the poor.

The Mystery Of Communion

by Jean Vanier 01-01-1982

I live with 10 men and women who are very poor. None of them can talk; only six can walk. All of them have a very limited level of understanding. But each one has a heart.

Reflections on Christian Community

by Jean Vanier 12-01-1977

Forgiveness as the foundation stone.