I wanted to wish you a happy 90th birthday. I met you last year at a retreat in Trosly called In the footsteps of L’Arche. You are an amazing person and an inspiration to me.
Avec toute la fougue de notre jeunesse nous vous avons suivi dans la folle aventure de L’Arche
My first encounter with Jean was through his book Tears of Silence at the impressionable age of 16
I got to meet Jean in person. I introduced myself and where I was from.
I first met Jean in 1973, when I was a university student and he came to speak in Kingston, Ontario.
Hard to believe that ten years has already passed since we were together
I could never have imagined that we would be coming to this time in our lives
Brian is a happy, content and energetic person who enjoys a blessed and full life.
One of the great graces of our lives has been how they have been intertwined with yours for over 45 years now.
After a few years of searching for a way to follow Jesus we encountered Jean at Faith and Sharing Retreats in Edmonton
Jean Vanier dropped in to visit at the farm in Harlowe, Ontario, Canada on July 30-31, 1985
Ma première rencontre avec Jean était au foyer de charité de Tressaint en 1974, alors que j’étais jeune adulte
But I would like to tell you the story of the first time I realized why you are so beloved.
You and L’Arche have been so much a part of our lives that it’s impossible to separate the memories
Laurie est une personne très accueillante.
I give thanks for the blessing you have been and continue to be for me and for so many others.
It was 1974, I was an aimless twenty-year-old living in my parent’s house
This is a photo of Jean Vanier with L’Arche Arnprior’s founding core member, Ian Squires
Those 20 days were not easy for me.
In 2013, I was blessed to meet Jean during the Community Leader Formation program in Trosly.
Parmi les nombreux dons de Jean, nous voulons souligner particulièrement sa capacité de présence attentive
This picture was taken at the International Gathering of Priests and Bishops
I have found my peace, my pleasure and my place in L’Arche.
Jean is a special person, he is kind, and loving; polite and he has a big heart.
I valued Jean’s gentle guidance as I’ve been seeking to discern the stirrings of the Spirit in my life
Listening to Jean the few times I met him opened a new reality for me
Flavie Nadeau-Larouche, tout juste 6 ans, est attendrie par le charisme de Jean Vanier
Vidéoclip de 13 mins. realisée par les membres de la communauté
He reminds us to be selfless and inclusive and to love generously.
Encore aujourd’hui, des gens nous racontent combien ils ont été touchés de sa présence
I celebrate with so many around the world in the gift that you are to our world!
Congratulations on your 90th birthday!
Each of those retreats has been filled with inspiration, empowerment, spiritual nourishment and laughter.
This is a photo of you Jean, with Patrick when you came to lead our Community Retreat in 2004
Thank-you for your continued friendship and all the wisdom imparted.
Since my first Faith and Sharing retreat with Jean in Naramata, B.C.
I remember stopping in Trosly on my way to India in 1991, visiting you and listening to your stories
We are so blessed to be a part of this one L’Arche family that you were called to start so many years ago.
Members of L’Arche Stratford created a special photo collage for Jean
It was great to meet you at the International L’Arche Formation
Une de mes premières expériences avec Jean était quand j’avais 16 ans en 1969.
We are so blessed, and so happy on the occasion of your 90th Birthday.
I have very fond memories of being Jean’s “personal assistant” many years ago
I spent time with Jean when Toronto hosted World Youth Day.
This is one of my very favourite photos of all time!
Thank you for your “yes” to the call of L’Arche!
I loved dancing an Irish reel with you in Québec
In June 2008 we attended the International Eucharistic Conference in Quebec City.
The journey of Jean and the L’Arche communities deserves special recognition too.
“You’re a handsome guy.”
Pauline Audet, ma mère, m’a raconté que vous aviez pris le bateau ensemble, pour rentrer au Canada, lorsque la guerre fut déclarée en 39 ou 40
I first heard you speak on television when you visited Vancouver. I was young and your words left an impact on me.