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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Vanier, Jean File
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Covenant Retreat May 1993

File consists of 22 audio cassettes featuring talks given at a Covenant Retreat (Retraite de l'Alliance) from May 26-31, 1993. Each talk is in French and English.

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters from members of the L'Arche community, including:
-Jean Vanier writing from Antigonish (NS)
-Simone Landrien, Thérèse-Monique [Alibert], Jean, Barbara and Odile (last names unknown) from L'Arche Trosly Breuil, as well as a letter from Irene (last name unknown) writing from England about her experience at Trosly-Breuil
-Jim (last name unknown) from L'Arche à Paris
-Mirelle (last name unknown) from L'Arche La Ferme.
-Kate (last name unknown) from L'Arche An Croí in Wliton Lawn, Co. Cork, Ireland
-Anne Cortez and Kathy (last name unknown) from L'Arche Erie (PA)
-Mary Egan from L'Arche Carrefour in Haiti
-Brian Halferty from L'Arche Frontenac [now L'Arche Arnprior]
-Cathy (last name unknown) of "New House" (L'Arche Daybreak?)
-Gaby (last name unknown), welcoming Nouwen to the Family of L'Arche
-a list of the board of directors of Friends of L'Arche.
and official correspondence from Claire de Miribel on behalf of L'Arche Internationale. The majority of these letters contain annotations "file: L'Arche" or a simple "F" or "A".

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").

Regional Meeting 1983

File consists of 7 audio cassettes featuring recordings of talks given by Jean Vanier and Sue Mosteller at the Regional Meeting in Waterloo, ON, in May 1983.

Covenant Retreat 1981

File consists of 23 audio cassettes featuring talks given at a Covenant Retreat held from April 5-11, 1981. The talks are in French and English.

Covenant Retreat

File consists of 10 audio cassettes from an undated Covenant Retreat. The talks were given by Jean Vanier. They are not labeled with titles of talks, but are numbered sequentially from 2 to 11.

Faith and Sharing Retreat

File consists of 11 audio cassettes from an unknown Faith and Sharing Retreat held, possibly in 1987. Ten of the cassettes, numbered sequentially, feature talks by Jean Vanier. One cassette features a talk by Sue Mosteller.

Covenant Journey 1989

File consists of 17 audio cassettes featuring talks given at a Covenant Journey Retreat in 1989. There are varying speakers and titles. The talks were given in French, but have been translated into English.

Covenant Journey June 1989

File consists of 12 audio cassettes featuring talks given at a Covenant Retreat in June 1989. The cassettes are labeled as being given by Jean Vanier, but one cassette features a talk by Sr. Sue Mosteller. The cassettes are numbered sequentially and titles of talks are not listed.

Faith and Sharing 1977

File consists of 6 audio cassettes from a Faith and Sharing (Foi et Portage) event in Liverpool, UK, in 1977. The theme of the ecumenical retreat was 'Followers of Jesus,' and the retreat was led by Jean Vanier. These cassettes feature talks by Jean Vanier.

Letters from Jean Vanier

File consists of letters from Jean Vanier, writing from Trosly-Breuil, France, and a typed letter from Nouwen.

Retraite d'Alliance 1986 - Pere Gilles Beauchemin

File consists of 12 audio cassettes featuring talks, in French, by Pere Gilles Beauchemin at a Retraite d'Alliance (Covenant Retreat) in November 1986. The cassettes indicate the talks and are numbered from the Introduction to talk 11, and titles of talks are not given.

Covenant Retreat, Jean Vanier

File consists of 10 audio cassettes featuring talks given by Jean Vanier at a Covenant Retreat in April 1987. The cassettes are numbered #2-11 and there are no titles of talks given.

Faith and Sharing 1978

File consists of 13 audio cassettes from a Faith and Sharing (Foi et Portage) retreat at St. Thomas Seminary in Kenmore, WA. The retreat took place from October 16-21, 1978. Each volume begins with an introduction to the talk and its date.

Hearing the Cry of the Poor

File consists of 4 audio cassettes from a Faith and Sharing Retreat in April 1978. The talk on this item is by Jean Vanier, "Hearing the Cry of the Poor." There are 4 volumes (v1-v4).

Letters from Jean Vanier

File consists of letters from Jean Vanier, some asking permission to use quotes from Nouwen's writing for his own publication. Also contains handwritten letter draft by Nouwen to Vanier.

Letters from Jean Vanier

File consists of letters from Jean Vanier, including a typed article "The Youth of Today: an urgent Appeal to the Church", the pamphlets "Jeunes d'aujourd'hui: un pressant appel a l'Eglise", "Our Inner Journey", and copies of the articles "A Home for the Crushed and Lonely" and "The Families of Jean Vanier". One letter includes a note from Barbara of L'Arche Trosly-Breuil.