Archbp Justin Welby invites Jean Vanier to speak at Primates’ gathering

Archbishop Justin Welby has invited the founder of the L’Arche movement, Jean Vanier, to visit Canterbury next week during the gathering of Anglican Primates.

Vanier, 86, is a Roman Catholic philosopher and social innovator who founded the L’Arche Communities – where people with and without learning disabilities share life together, living and working in community – in 1964.

The movement began with Vanier’s own commitment to living in community with people who have learning disabilities in Trosly-Breuil, France, where he still lives.

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3 comments on “Archbp Justin Welby invites Jean Vanier to speak at Primates’ gathering

  1. Tory says:

    A very hopeful development. I pray all the Primates are mindful of the message of this modern day saint.

  2. LfxN says:

    There is no doubt regarding what he is going to be talking about, but I am very interested as to his approach to the subject.

  3. Katherine says:

    The question is whether the gathering will still be ongoing when they get as far as Vanier’s scheduled visit.