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Jean Vanier


Jean Vanier is the founder of L’Arche, an international network of 147 residential communities across 35 countries, where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together. In 2015 Jean Vanier was awarded the Templeton Prize for his revolutionary contribution in affirming the spiritual dimensions of life through his practical works and insights; living his philosophy that people society typically considers to be the weakest can enable the strong to recognise and welcome their own vulnerability and humanity.

Jean features as part of John Sentamu’s Agape Love Stories which is available in paperback, priced £9.99, from bookstores and online at Alternatively you can order through Norwich Books and Music ( ; tel – 01603 785 925) quoting ISBN: 978-0-232-53223-4.