Jean Vanier

Philosopher, Author

1928 –

87

Who is Jean Vanier?

Jean Vanier, CC GOQ is a Canadian Catholic philosopher turned theologian, and humanitarian. Beginning with a community in France, he is the founder of L'Arche, an international federation of communities for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them. Among the honors he has received are the French Legion of Honour in 2003 and the 2013 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.

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Born
Sep 10, 1928
Geneva
Parents
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Catholic University of Paris
  • Britannia Royal Naval College
Employment
  • L'Arche

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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