Tag Archives: jean vanier

‘joy 2’

‘I am sure that poor people can be joyful. At times of celebration they seem to overcome all their suffering and frustration in an explosion of joy. They shed the burden of daily life and they live in a moment … Continue reading

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‘A Symbol’

‘Celebrations certainly have a role in helping people to accept the sufferings of everyday life by offering them the chance to relax and let go. But to see them as nothing but a form of escapism is to fail to … Continue reading

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‘Rejoicing’

‘Celebration is a specific act of a community as people rejoice and give thanks to [God] who has bonded them together and is looking after them and loves them. They are no longer individuals locked up in their own loneliness … Continue reading

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‘Minding the Gap’

‘The story of L’Arche begins with a huge gap of injustice and pain. It is the gap between the so-called ”normal” world and the people who have been pushed aside, put into institutions, excluded from our societies because they are … Continue reading

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‘The Hidden Light’

‘To love someone does not mean first of all to do things for that person, it means helping her to discover her own beauty, uniqueness, the hidden light in her heart and the meaning of her life.’ Jean Vanier Essential … Continue reading

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paradigm shift

    david suzuki says ‘the negative costs of damaging the environment and the benefits that nature provides are rarely factored into economic equations.’ but that’s changing. jean vanier senses, ‘a yearning for solidarity …. For too long we’ve been … Continue reading

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‘Spirituality’

‘We have to find a spirituality which is not running away form suffering but entering into suffering and discovering a presence of God, and a presence of people, in pain.’ Jean Vanier Belonging: The Search for Acceptance Windborne Production Video … Continue reading

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‘Celebration’

‘We must learn to celebrate. I say learn to celebrate, because celebration is not just a spontaneous event. We have to discover what celebration is. Our world doesn’t know much about celebration. We know quite a bit about parties, where … Continue reading

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‘Collaboration Contrasts with Communion’

Collaboration certainly should find its basis in communion but frequently it does not. We can work together without really caring for each other or being bonded together in love and communion. . . We work together for a common goal. … Continue reading

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more paradigm shift

david suzuki says ‘the negative costs of damaging the environment and the benefits that nature provides are rarely factored into economic equations.’ but that’s changing. jean vanier senses, ‘a yearning for solidarity …. For too long we’ve been walking on … Continue reading

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