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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

Faith and Sharing Bulletins

The series consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for the years 1977 to 2012. The bulletins generally contain a short letter of introduction by the Secretary and the Co-ordinator of the Faith and Sharing Federation, agendas for retreats and lists of participants. After 1979 the newsletters contain the minutes of meetings for the Executive Committee. The bulletin often features letters written by attendees of the retreats regarding their experiences, regional news items and copies of letters written by Jean Vanier and other members of the Faith and Sharing Federation regarding their experiences and reflections on the work of the Faith and Sharing Federation and the L'Arche communities. Also included in the series are reports of accounting balance sheets for the bulletins for the years 1997 to 2011.

Letters from L'Arche Internationale

File consists of a letter from Jean Vanier of L'Arche Internationale regarding the enclosed draft agenda and participants of the second Spirituality Commission.

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of five letters from members of the L'Arche community, including a form letter from L'Arche International; three letters from Mirella (last name unknown), writing from L'Arche Trosly-Breuil; and a letter from Carole Brown, Regional Coordinator, on behalf of L'Arche - Appalachian Shores.

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters from members of the L'Arche community, including:
-Mirelle [last name unknown], [Angelline] [last name unknown], Père Andre, and Père Thomas from L'Arche at Trosly-Breuil
-David Rothroek from L'Arche Calcutta
-Mary [last name unknown] and Margaret [last name unknown] from L'Arche Carrefour in Haiti
-Josephine Lenon from L'Arche Calgary
-Rocky and Lolly Rothrock
-Judy [O'Donnell] from L'Arche Antigonish
-Ric Rose, Director at L'Arche Tahoma Hope,
as well as official correspondence from Jaques Macabeo of L'Arche Internationale and from Margaret [last name unknown] of L'Arche in the Americas (including minutes and other documents relating to the Commission on Ecumenism and implementing Roman Catholic guidelines for Eucharistic hospitality in L'Arche communities). File also includes a paper by Bruno Barnhart entitled "L'Arche and Monasticism" and a copy of a reflection by Jean Vanier about the formation of priests and their characteristics for today's world.

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters and materials (including meeting minutes of L'Arche Internationale) from various members of the L'Arche community, including David Rothrock of the L'Arche Tahoma Hope Community; Mary Rose Brown, of L'Arche Sydney; Claire de Miribel and other members of L'Arche Internationale; Madame Pauline Vanier of L'Arche Trosly-Breuil; Jo Lenon of L'Arche Association of Calgary; Judy O'Donnell of L'Arche Antigonish; and Margaret [last name unknown] of Friends of L'Arche in the Americas.

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 and newsletters from various members of the L'Arche community, in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Haiti, Honduras, including a copy of a long typed letter from Joe Egan of L'Arche Daybreak, inviting Nouwen to join their community.