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Henri Nouwen fonds Vanier, Jean
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Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters and newsletters from various members of the L'Arche community, including:
-official letters from Jean Vanier,

  • Sr. Claire Marie de Jesus (Rolf), Renate Craine, Simone Landrien, Thérèse Monique, of L'Arche Trosly-Breuil, France;
    -Mary Egan of L'Arche Carrecoeur in Haiti;
    -Tim K. Hollis of L'Arche England;
    -Jaziane Gueusquin of L'Arche Cuise la Motte, France;
    -Dorothy (last name unknown) of Asha Niketan in Madras, India;
    -Irene (last name unknown) writing from Kalittalai, India (previously of L'Arche Daybreak);
    -Andrei (spelling unclear) writing from the Jesuit Communaute of Wépion-Namur in Belgium;
    -The Dietz family of Augsburg, Germany;
    -Jim and Julie B? (last name unclear) writing from France;
  • Bright Dove, Christine, George, Linda, Paguita(last names unknown) of unknown affiliation;
    and,
    -a copy of quarterly newsletter "Letters of L'Arche" (no. 57, March 1987).

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters, including four photo cards, and articles from members of the L'Arche community of Trosly-Breuil (also called La Ferme) in France, including official correspondence from Jean Vanier and letters from Thérèse Monique, Barbara, Agnes, Simone Landrien and Larry Gray. Also includes the original draft of a letter written by Nouwen to his students at Boston College explaining his reasons for joining the L'Arche community, and a letter from Therese [Cecury?] giving Nouwen the address to her parents Paul and Marie Peeters in France (it has been annotated "file: Trosly").

Photograph of Jean Vanier and Père André de Jaer

Item consists of one photograph of Jean Vanier talking to Père André de Jaer, a Jesuit priest from Belgium. De Jaer is smiling up at Vanier. Vanier, seen from his left side, is leaning over towards the man, with a hand extended. He is wearing a black jacket.

Photograph of Jean Vanier

Item consists of one photograph of Jean Vanier. He is standing outside in front of a window and is smiling at the camera. He is wearing a beige scarf and black jacket over a sweater and collared shirt.

Photograph of Jean Vanier

Item consists of one photograph of Jean Vanier. He is looking to his left and smiling. He is standing outside in front of a stone building. He is wearing a beige scarf and black jacket over a sweater and collared shirt.

Photograph of Jean Vanier

Item consists of one photograph of Jean Vanier. He is looking to his right with his hands in his pockets and appears to be talking. He is standing outside amidst a pile of scrap wood. He is wearing a beige scarf and black jacket over a sweater and collared shirt.

Photograph of Nouwen and Jean Vanier

Item consists of a photograph of Nouwen standing in a classroom with his hand on Jean Vanier's shoulder after introduction of Vanier to his Christian Spirituality students at Harvard Divinity School.

Photograph of Jean Vanier and Mother Teresa

Item consists of a framed black and white photograph of Jean Vanier, Mother Teresa, and an unidentified nun (wearing the same striped habit as Mother Teresa). The two women are smiling, and Jean Vanier appears to be laughing. The group is walking outside.