Jean Vanier and Sister Elisabeth le Jariel, RSCJ
In the New Year, when will you make time for a personal retreat, to nourish your soul and practice compassion for yourself, which ripples out into our families, communities, and world?
Near the end of last year, I made a silent retreat at a retreat center located in a tiny village called Trosly in northern France. Jean Vanier directed the retreat. Jean is the founder of the international movement of L'Arche communities, where people who have developmental disabilities and the friends who assist them create homes and share life together. I am deeply grateful for Sister Elisabeth le Jariel, RSCJ, a spiritual director and chaplain in Paris, France, who invited me to join her on the retreat titled, “Community: A Place for Forgiveness and Celebration.” Jean and Elisabeth are pictured above.