The Wisdom of Tenderness

A philosopher and Catholic social innovator, Jean Vanier is one of the great elders in our world today.

The L’Arche movement, which he founded, centers around people with mental disabilities. The dozens of L’Arche communities around the world have become places of pilgrimage and are transformative for those involved and for the world around them. He has devoted his life to the practical application of Christianity’s most paradoxical teachings—that there’s power in humility, strength in weakness, and light in the darkness of human existence.

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(Photocredit: Templeton Prize: Paul Hackett)