The Miracle the Message the Story (Paperback)

Jean Vanier and L'Arche

By Kathryn Spink

Paulist Press, 9781587680380, 305pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/1/2008)

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In 1964 an extraordinary man started an extraordinary project. Jean Vanier, an ex-naval officer, and son of a Governor General of Canada, bought a small house in a village to the north of Paris and invited three men with mental disabilities to share it with him. This was the beginning of l'Arche (The Ark), a special form of community where people who are often rejected and despised by this world can develop their potential to the fullest.