TCC Video: Jean Vanier the Founder of L’Arche | PBS

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Jean Vanier

“I’m not sure that we can really understand the message of Jesus if we haven’t listened to the weak.”

Jean Vanier is one of our heroes. The French Canadian Catholic philosopher and theologian left his job as a professor of philosophy to found L’Arche, an international federation of group homes where able bodied people and people with developmental disabilities live together. More and the video after the jump:

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TCC Radio: The Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion

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Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche whom many consider a “living saint” speaks with On Being’s Krista Tippett about his life’s work creating communities for people with mental handicaps. The French Canadian philosopher and Catholic social innovator speaks about his understanding of humanity and God, which has been shaped by Aristotle, Mother Teresa, and people who would once have been locked away from society. Listen to the entire program after the jump:

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