The Miracle, the Message, the Story: Jean Vanier and L'Arche

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Paulist Press, 2006 - 305페이지
In 1964 an extraordinary man started an extraordinary project. Jean Vanier, an ex-navel officer, and son of a Governor General of Canada, bought a little white house in a village north of Paris and invited three men with mental disabilities to share it with him. This was the beginning of l'Arche (The Ark), a special form of community where people who are often rejected and despised by this world can develop their potential to the fullest. Based on many conversations and much time spent with Jean Vanier, Kathryn Spink traces the growth of the l'Arche movement over forty years, and the life and thought of Jean Vanier himself: his childhood in a devout Christian family, his English education, his escape from war-torn France and his historic meeting with Père Thomas, the priest who helped him find his true vocation. Miraculously, there are now over 125 l'Arche communities scattered across the continents. Their message--that the ostensibly poor and weak are potentially a source of life, hope, and peace--is one that has proved to be of relevance to the Church and the world. +
 

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READING THE MIRACLE
THE LIFE IS IN THE ROOTS
11
THE MYSTERIOUS SOURCE
30
A SCHOOL OF THE HEART
57
SHARING THE WORD
81
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
107
TOWARDS COMMUNION
128
SERVANTS OF COMMUNION
155
THE MUSIC BEYOND THE WORDS
208
PAIN AND UNION
227
OWNING THE STORY
242
NEW LIFE IN GOD
263
Notes
277
Bibliography
280
Addresses of lArche Communities
282
Index
293

MORE EARTHY AND MORE HEAVENLY
170
PART OF OUR BROKEN WORLD
187

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