File 178 - Vanier, Jean

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CA ON00389 C3-6-2-178


Vanier, Jean


  • 1991, 1995-1996, 1998-1999 (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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File consists of personal correspondence to Henri Nouwen from Jean Vanier and reference material regarding Jean Vanier. Included is a “Tribute to Jean Vanier”; a “Report on the Mission to Daybreak to Evaluate the Place of Henri Nouwen as Priest of the Community by Fr. David Rothrock, Jean-Christophe Pascale and Jean Vanier”; copies of letters from Gail Stevenson to Jean Vanier regarding her daughter; a copy of “Jean Vanier’s Eulogy at Henri Nouwen’s Funeral”; contact information for Vanier’s assistant Barbara Swanekamp; and an email from Asmund Bjornstad to Sue Mosteller regarding the nomination of Vanier for the Nobel Peace Prize accompanied by proposal and Vanier’s curriculum vitae.

Second file folder consists of reference material regarding Jean Vanier’s participation as the leader of the Vigil at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury. Included is promotional material and articles about the event; copies of the transcripts from Vanier’s first and second vigils; and a copy of an August 1998 letter written by Vanier to the L’Arche International community in which he mentions the Lambeth Conference.

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File is restricted excluding Lambeth Conference material.

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File contains Nouwen’s personal correspondence.
See the Henri Nouwen fond, the Faith and Sharing fonds and the various L’Arche related fonds for records, photographs and audio and visual records pertaining to Jean Vanier.

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97-230 ; 97-231

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