Jean Vanier’s global life of service was always grounded in the mind and the heart.
from Michael Higgins, Globe and Mail, used with permission.
Richard Harries, the former Anglican Bishop of Oxford and a highly respected theologian, observed in his 2016 book The Beauty and the Horror that there are certain dimensions of human life that are cross-cultural and speak to the possibility of a benign power operating in the universe. One of these dimensions is the “presence of some truly good or holy people whose example exposes the hollowness of our own lives and challenges us to emulate them. In such people too, there is a moral and spiritual beauty that beckons us.” One person who beckoned multitudes with his sheer charisma, and the moral and spiritual beauty of his ministry, was the global humanitarian, peace activist, disabilities advocate and spiritual writer Jean Vanier. Please click here to continue.