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Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier is a philosopher, theologian, and man of letters with great heart and compassion. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2015. Past recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and H.H. the Dalai Lama. The first L'Arche Community was started in 1964 in Trosly-Breuil, a village in the north of Paris when Vanier invited two people with intellectual disabilities to live with him in a small house. This house he named L'Arche, French for "The Ark," a name then adopted by all communities...See more