Book cover Jean Vanier: Essential Writings

Jean Vanier: Essential Writings, edited by Carolyn Whitney-Brown


In this collection of essays, Vanier emphasizes the great discovery of this life: “that we are healed by the poor and the weak, that we are transformed by them if we enter into relationship with them, that the weak and the vulnerable have a gift to give to our world. They call us together, in unity and peace, to build community.” This book is about transformation, where a larger vision for the world, a vision of community life, and a vision of each heart, each person, linked one to the other.

Carolyn Whitney-Brown, Ph. D., and her family were part of the L’Arche Daybreak community in Canada from 1990 to 1997. She co-ordinated national projects for the Canadian Council of Churches, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and the United Church of Canada before moving to Vancouver Island.