Jean Vanier





Jean Vanier

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in Geneva, Switzerland
September 10, 1928

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Jean Vanier was educated in England and Canada, entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England in 1942. He went to sea in 1945 in the Royal Navy and in 1947 transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy. He resigned from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950 while serving H.M.C.S. Magnificent. He then went to France to work in a students' community outside of Paris. He studied philosophy and theology and obtained a Doctorate from the Catholic Institute in Paris.

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Average rating: 4.27 · 1,750 ratings · 224 reviews · 76 distinct works · Similar authors
Becoming Human
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 441 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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From Brokenness to Community
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Community And Growth
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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Drawn Into the Mystery of J...
4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Befriending the Stranger
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Jean Vanier: Essential Writ...
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Broken Body: Journey to Who...
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Seeing Beyond Depression
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Tears Of Silence
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Finding Peace
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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“To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefor unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain.”
Jean Vanier, Becoming Human

“I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.”
Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ”
Jean Vanier



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