Jean Vanier Quotes

Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts.






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Jean Vanier
Jean Vanier
  • Born: September 10, 1928
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Philosopher

Jean Vanier, CC, GOQ, born September 10, 1928, is a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. In 1964 he founded L'Arche, an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. Subsequently, in 1971, he co-founded Faith and Light with Marie-Hélène Mathieu, which also works for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and friends in over 80 countries. He continues to live as a member of the original L'Arche community in Trosly-Breuil, France.