Befriending the Stranger


by Jean Vanier

Befriending the Stranger
Publication date: 2005-01-04
Number of pages: 136
ISBN: 9782895076339

Jean Vanier presents a series of reflective meditations, in his inimitable meditative prose style, that arose from a retreat given in the Dominican Republic for people immersed in the daily life of L'Arche in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Vanier reflects on who we are and how we build our communities, and in particular asks, can we be truly compassionate towards others if we are not compassionate towards ourselves.

Jean Vanier, Ph.D., son of former Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Pauline Vanier, is a philosopher, humanitarian and founder of L’Arche, an international organization that creates communities where people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them live together.

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