Share life always
Dear Jean and L’Arche family,
Ninety years is a special milestone. It is important to celebrate Jean’s birthday. However, the journey of Jean and the L’Arche communities deserves special recognition too.
It was a privilege to meet Jean at the beginning of my teaching career. We were introduced by my mentor Dr. Mac Freeman. I knew of him due to friends who joined communities in France and England. His wisdom and action informed my teaching and work at Merrywood Camp… the place where I met my wife Joan in 1972.
When we got married in 1973, we exchanged wedding bands. Inside there is an inscription in each ring. It is a quote from a poem written by Jean. It says “share life always.” Theses words have guided us to this day.
Warm personal regards,
Colin and Joan Vickers