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Lettre de Jean
Dear Friends,
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jean Vanier.
Jean passed away peacefully today Tuesday, May 7 at 2:10 a.m. in Paris surrounded by some relatives. In recent days, while remaining very present, he 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. Jean’s life has been one of exceptional fruitfulness. First and foremost, we wish to give thanks for that.
His funeral will take place in his community at Trosly. This will be a private ceremony for his community, close friends and family and representatives of the Federation of L’Arche as well as of Faith and Light. All those involved will receive a personal invitation, but the celebration will be filmed and broadcast live in order that each one of you can share this moment.
A second announcement will reach you very soon, providing more details on how the events will unfold. You can also find the information on the L’Arche website, where you may want to post a message or a testimonial.
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.”
Stephan Posner and Stacy Cates-Carney,
L’Arche International Leaders
Association Jean Vanier
19, rue d’Orléans
Trosly-Breuil,, 60350