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Jean Vanier – Prophet of Tenderness (1929-2019)


Jean Vanier is an international figure and as I attended his funeral recently at his community in Trosly- Breuil outside Paris, I became more aware than ever that our sadness and thanksgiving were for a man of extraordinary global import. He was 90 years of age and in his lifetime he raised to new levels of awareness the beauty and giftedness of those who are weakest and most fragile amongst us.

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