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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Vanier, Jean
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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 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.

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.

L'Arche Audiovisual Collection

  • CA ON00389 C5
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 2004

Collection consists of audiovisual materials featuring recordings of events given by and used by members of l'Arche International/Internationale. This material includes 1708 audio cassettes, 37 videocassettes, 8 film reels, and 78 audio reels. Much of the material features recordings created at L'Arche retreats internationally, such as the Covenant Retreat, Renewal Retreat, and Faith and Light Retreat. Prominent speakers include Jean Vanier, Henri Nouwen, Joe Egan, Robert Larouche and Sue Mosteller.

The majority of the audio files feature Jean Vanier, usually speaking at retreats. The film reels are recordings made and collected by L'Arche Daybreak, and feature a CBC film on Daybreak (from 1970), pilgramages and trips made by Faith and Light and Daybreak. There is also a film reel of Jean Vanier.

Collection has been arranged into eight series:

  1. Head of House and regional meetings
  2. Covenant retreats
  3. Faith and Sharing
  4. Federation meetings
  5. Assistants' retreats and meetings
  6. L'Arche Renewals
  7. Other events, talks, and speakers
  8. Audio reels and film reels

Collection also includes a binder which functioned as a catalogue for many of the cassettes that were housed at l'Arche Daybreak until 2004 and 2006. This binder is located in series 7.

L'Arche Daybreak (Association)

Faith and Sharing Retreat Tape 9

Item consists of 1 audio cassette 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.

Tape 5A

Item consists of 1 audio cassette from a Faith and Sharing Retreat held in August 1982 in Detroit, MI. Item features a talk by Jean Vanier.

Jean Vanier, #9

Item consists of 1 audio cassette featuring a talk given at a Covenant Retreat from October 10-16, 1990. The retreat took place in North Bay, ON.

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.

Pierre et Jean

Item consists of 1 audio cassette from a Faith and Sharing (Foi et Portage) event in Montreal in 1974. Jean Vanier was the speaker.

Jean Vanier, #8

Item consists of 1 audio cassette featuring a talk given at a Covenant Retreat from October 10-16, 1990. The retreat took place in North Bay, ON.

Faith and Sharing Retreat Tape 8

Item consists of 1 audio cassette 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.

Secondary resources collected by Madeleine Séguin, Secretary of the North American Committee, related to Jean Vanier

The series consists of monographs (in the form of letters) written by Jean Vanier regarding his work with L' Arche 1972-1979, correspondence regarding the financing of Faith and Sharing retreats 1972, and articles and newspaper clippings from Canadian newspapers on Jean Vanier and his work with the Faith and Sharing Federation 1972-1974.

Séguin, Madeleine

Tape 4B

Item consists of 1 audio cassette from a Faith and Sharing Retreat held in August 1982 in Detroit, MI. Item features a talk by Jean Vanier.

L'Arche Trosly-Breuil fonds

  • CA ON00389 74
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2008, predominant 1985-1986

Henri J.M. Nouwen was a close friend of Jean Vanier and was invited to join the L'Arche Trosly-Breuil and was an active member of their community from August 1985 to May 1986. His experiences at Trosly-Breuil are published in his work, "The Road to Daybreak". The fonds consists of eleven audio cassettes of lectures and retreats given by Nouwen. The fonds also contains one compact disc of photographs of various subjects, including Nouwen. The records range in date from 1985 to 2008.
The Fonds has been organized into two series:

  1. Sound Recordings
  2. Photographs

L'Arche Trosly-Breuil (Association)

Jean Vanier, #7

Item consists of 1 audio cassette featuring a talk given at a Covenant Retreat from October 10-16, 1990. The retreat took place in North Bay, ON.

Faith and Sharing Retreat Tape 7

Item consists of 1 audio cassette 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.

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