Letters from Jean Vanier
Several times a year, Jean Vanier speaks to his friends of L'Arche and Faith and Light
- August 2015
My joy is to live among people who were humiliated in their youth on account of their disabilities...
- April 2015
I try to stay in the present moment
- January 2015
I would like to begin this letter with a very big thank you!...
- September 2014
So many of you wrote to me when my brother Benedict died, and again when my sister Therese
died a month later.
- Easter 2014
In a world where there is so much suffering, I want to live each day, yes, each day, in thanksgiving, giving thanks to God, because life is so beautiful.
- Christmas 2013
"Here in France we live Christmas in peace, but there are so many who are living Christmas in war and suffering..."
- August 2013
"When we arrived here at Orval (Odile drove me) there were no swallows..."
- Abril 2013
You will not believe it: for three whole days, I am taking a break by the beach at Berck...
- Enero 2013
«To be born and reborn each day, despite all the difficulties and uncertainties of our wounded world»
- August 2012
"A year is ending, another is starting up..."
- April 2012
"There is hope..."
- January 2012
"At last, it is over! The trip from 31 rue Louis Marillac to 19 rue d’Orléans is finished..."
- September 2011
"My peaceful rest-break at the monastery of Orval began with a bump!"...
- May 2011
"It is springtime! Yes, God wants us to be a new force, a new spirit to reveal love..."
- September 2010
"We are born, we grow, we travel, we build our houses, we bring forth life, the little ones leave and then we take flight towards the heavens, another heaven...
- January 2010
"I like this time of Christmas. God becomes flesh. He becomes small to teach us to love..."
- September 2009
"I loved to give thanks, for L’Arche, for Faith and Light, for life, for my life..."
- May 2009
"The most important time is to help each person become more human and governed less by fear..."
- November 2008
"I feel humbled and grateful at all the cards, letters, mails, gifts, calls… as I passed the gate into my 80 years..."
- All the letters from Jean Vanier on the website of l'Arche International