Becoming Human: Living for Others

In 1964, Canadian Jean Vanier, with the support of his spiritual director Father Thomas Philippe, invited two developmentally challenged men, Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux, to live with him in an old house in the French village of Trosly-Breuil. He named the house L'Arche after Noah's Ark. L’Arche is now an international federation of more than 70 communities in nearly 30 countries. Jean Vanier will talk about how living with and for others—especially the weak and the poor—transforms us and allows us to become more human. Special lecture for youth, high school and university students on Tuesday December 4, at 7:30 am in Siegfried Hall at St. Jerome's University.For more on l’Arche Canada, see

Jean Vanier

Founder, l'Arche communities with and for people with learning disabilities. Author of "Becoming Human", "Community and Growth", "Our Journey Home", "Jesus, the Gift of Love Founder", Faith and Sharing retreats Co-Founder, Faith and Light communities for people with developmental disabilities and their families

Monday, December 3, 2001 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University