Death of Jean Vanier


Jean Vanier, founder of l’Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light, passed away Tuesday May 7th at 90 years old.  He was a prophet of tenderness and gave testimony to the richness of sharing life with people having mental disabilities.   According to Jean, they, like all human beings, possess dignity and must have a place in society, which is something that was not obvious to our world.  He said that “people with disabilities form us and make us more human.”

We thank the Lord for his life and for all the communities of l’Arche and Faith and LIght scattered throughout the world.