Jean Vanier and the corrupting power of sexual sin
(RNS) — If Jean Vanier is not good — indeed, far from it — who can be good?
Vanier is gone, but his Christian model for living alongside the disabled takes root
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Jean Vanier’s core principle of ‘Eat together, pray together, celebrate together’ forms the basis for Friendship House, where students share living space with people with disabilities.
How Jean Vanier broke my heart and saved my life
(RNS) — Confronted by love and grace — the undeserved gift we cannot earn or merit, but that is given to all equally — the natural impulse is to pay it forward. To take a small risk or a leap of faith; to extend love to someone else. And to learn, as Vanier discovered, that a single act of kindness has the power to change your life — and the world.
‘Intrinsically worthy’: Jean Vanier’s legacy to people with disabilities
(RNS) — The founder of L’Arche homes believed disabled and able-bodied people could live side by side as equals.
Jean Vanier, Catholic hero to developmentally disabled, dies
Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche International, a network of communities where people with and without disabilities live together, died at 90. He was the subject of the 2017 film “Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness.”
Henri Nouwen’s intimate letters shed light on his ‘theology of the heart’
(RNS) Nouwen’s letters chronicle his lifelong struggles with celibacy, his disaffection with academia and his prolonged recovery from a nervous breakdown — among the many spiritual stations that mark this late priest’s life.
John M. Templeton Jr., philanthropist devoted to science and religion, dies at 75
WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical Christian, John (Jack) Templeton Jr. not only inherited his father’s devotion to seeking truth at the intersection of science and spirituality, he inherited the Templeton Foundation controversies that came it.
Jean Vanier, friend of developmentally disabled, wins Templeton Prize
(RNS) Jean Vanier believes that people with developmental disabilities offer spiritual lessons and gifts to a world too driven by success and power.