Articles by Jean Vanier
By Jean Vanier
August 2, 2017
Jean Vanier, Companion of the Order of Canada and founder of L'Arche on the occasion of Canada's Sesquicentennial Anniversary.
The child of two of Canada's most remarkable figures, Georges and Pauline Vanier, he used the manifold spiritual and intellectual gifts they bequeathed him to develop the global L'Arche community, first in Trosly-Breuil France and then, over the course of 53 years, in 147 centres spanning 37 countries In late 2016, he welcomed to the L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil a camera crew, representatives of Cardus, and their partners from Christian Horizons for the purpose of taping a best-wishes message for Canada's imminent 150th birthday