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    A Cry Is Heard : My path to peace

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    `This book was born from a sense of urgency. Faced with the sad divisions, fears, wars and inequalities of our world, and the depression and despair of so many young people, I have dared to share with you a way of hope. In the course of my life, it is people with an intellectual handicap who have little by little transformed me and freed me from my own fears, revealing my own humanity to myself. A path towards unity, fraternity and peace is possible. The future depends on each one of us.'This is the closest Jean Vanier has come to writing a spiritual autobiography. Through the stories of his childhood, the foundation of L'Arche, and his relationship with significant figures such as Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis, Mother Teresa andDorothy Day, Vanier teaches us the lessons of his life, his own psychological barriers and struggles, and a profound message of hope for the future.
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    Befriending the Stranger

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    In Befriending the Stranger Jean Vanier reflects on who we are and how we build our communities, and in particular asks, can we be truly compassionate towards others if we are not compassionate towards ourselves? In a series of six meditative pieces, he opens up God's invitation to us today, in the midst of all the violence and corruption of the world, to create new places of belonging and sharing, of peace and kindness, where each one is loved and accepted with one's own fragility, abilities and disabilities.
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    Essential Writings

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    n 1964 Jean Vanier, a philospher and former naval officer, moved into a dilapidated house with two companions and started the first L'Arche community. In time this grew into an international network of communities in which people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them share their lives together. Though Vanier's roots are Roman Catholic, the movement is deeply ecumenical, and his message of compassion, community, and his stress on the dignity and value of human life, has struck a universal chord. This collection of his essential writings, published to mark Vanier's 80th birthday, reflect the great discovery of his life: "that we are healed by the poor and the weak, that we are transformed by them if we enter into relationship with them, that the weak and the vulnerable have a gift to give to our world. . . they call us together, in unity and peace, to build community."
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    Life’s Great Questions

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    From the mind of world-famous Christian philosopher and humanitarian Jean Vanier comes this exploration of life's greatest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? With his characteristically deep yet accessible style, the L'Arche founder encourages you to delve more deeply into your own faith and spirituality and helps you to find your own answers to life's great questions
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    Man and Woman God Made Them

    In a new and fully revised edition of a classic text, Jean Vanier examines the significance and sources of human sexuality. Drawing on his years of experience of Christian community life with and for people with disabilities, he explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman from a Christian and community standpoint. While Vanier speaks of the cry for love within a person who is disabled, he draws the wider parallel of that same search within every man and woman; the fragility and vulnerability of each person at the level of the heart and in the search for relationship. An intimate and searching book, Man and Woman God Made Them contains a wealth of insight into the meaning and sources of human sexuality.
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    Seeing Beyond Depression

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    One in ten people are thought to suffer from depression at some time in their life. This book offers a Christian-based approach to dealing with depression. Jean Vanier, one of the great spiritual writers of our time, explores how we can move out of the darkness of depression into the light.
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    Signs of the Times : Seven Paths of Hope for a Troubled World

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    A major new book from Jean Vanier identifies the seven paths of transformation at the heart of l'Arche philosophy, including paths from humiliation to humility, normalisation to the awakening conscience and exclusion to encounter, that should be heeded by the Church to rediscover a vision of a society that grows outwards from the disadvantaged.
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    The Broken Body : Journey to Wholeness

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    How can we discover the sources of wholeness, healing and hope amidst a broken and suffering world? Jean Vanier examines the roots of brokenness withing the Jewish and Christian traditions and the meaning of the Good News of Jesus for our twentieth-century world. The Broken Body is written for all who wish to follow Jesus on the path to wholeness. Vanier calls the reader to come closer people who suffer. He offers hope and encouragement, and the assurance that peace and joy can be found but only by first accepting the reality of suffering and the cross in one's own life and in the lives of others.
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    The Gospel of John, the Gospel of Relationship

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    Love of God and love of others are the two great commandments: Jean Vanier shows that these are the same thing. In this timely chapter-by-chapter exploration of the Gospel of John, Vanier explains how Jesus taught this lesson at every step of his ministry. He includes stories from his work with L'Arche that express in earthly terms the great privilege we have of developing our relationships with one another and with God.
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    We Need Each Other : Responding to God’s Call to Live Together

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    In April 2008, Jean Vanier led a simple retreat in Nyahururu, Kenya, a place recently shattered by violence between people, and bloodshed. People there were shaken. With frequent reference to the Gospel of John, this book comprises the talks that Vanier gave: What Are You Looking For? The Cry of the Poor.  The Feast Is Ready.  To Live in Unity.  Be Open.  Encountering the Other.  The Washing of the Feet. "I am a broken man like all human beings, but I also know that Jesus loves me and that he is calling me to grow. This is the experience of being loved in my brokenness and therein lies the incredible gentleness of our God. We all have to discover the point of our brokenness because that is precisely the place where we are the beloved. Sometimes we hide behind the idea that we are better than others. We have to discover that none of us is better, that we are all children of God... God has a desire to bring people together in love. There are two fundamental things that Jesus came to reveal to us. First, God is a lover. God loves. Second, this incredible, gentle, and tender God is in love with each one of us. Each person is precious to God and together we are to build a community where we love each other." -from the book
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    Becoming Human

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    In this challenging work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust, and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities.
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    Community and Growth

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    Contemporary society is the product of the disintegration of more or less natural or familial groupings. People are afraid, uncertain - and shut themselves away. But they need companions, friends with whom they can share their lives, their visions and their ideals; in short they need community. Jean Vanier, founder of the world-famous l'Arche community for the mentally handicapped and their helpers, has written a unique book. This is no dry and systematic treatise, but rather a brilliant series of starting points for reflection on the nature and meaning of community. 'Our communities should be signs of joy and celebration...If we are accepted with our limitations as well as our abilities, community gradually becomes a place of liberation...this terrible place can become one of life and growth.'
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