We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jean Vanier, peacefully today, May 7 in Paris surrounded by some relatives. In recent days, while remaining very present, his health had quickly declined.
We all know Jean’s place in the history of L’Arche and Faith and Light and in the personal stories of a great many of us.
In his last message a few days ago, Jean said: “I am deeply peaceful and trustful. I’m not sure what the future will be but God is good and whatever happens it will be the best. I am happy and give thanks for everything. My deepest love to each one of you.”
His funeral will take place in his community at Trosly. This will be a private ceremony for his community, close friends and family and invited representatives of the Federation of L’Arche as well as of Faith and Light.
The celebration will be broadcast live in order that each one of you can share this moment.
You can also find more information in the coming days on the website , https://www.larche.org/en/web/jeanvanier where you can post a message or a testimonial.
- Stephan Posner and Stacy Cates-Carney, L’Arche International