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Vanier is the author of over thirty books, including Community and Growth, From Brokenness to Community, and Becoming Human. He has received significant recognition for his work, most recently the 2015 Templeton Prize, awarded to a person who has “made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” Jean Vanier continues to reside at the original L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil, France, where he is a member.
The welcome a community offers visitors is an extension of the welcome its members offer each other. If our heart is open to our brothers and sisters, it will also be open to others.
In beautifully simple language, Vanier reminds us that the most mundane daily chores can become tangible signs of the love we have for one another in community – if they are performed with love.
Vanier, who has won the 2015 Templeton Prize, says people with intellectual disabilities have taught him about what it means to be human and about how our societies can become more peaceful and unified.
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