“Jean Vanier is a living saint.” —James Martin, SJ
In April 2008, Jean Vanier led a simple retreat in Nyahururu, Kenya, a place recently shattered by violence between people, and bloodshed. People there were shaken. With frequent reference to the Gospel of John, this book comprises the talks that Vanier gave:
- What Are You Looking For?
- The Cry of the Poor
- The Feast Is Ready
- To Live in Unity
- Be Open
- Encountering the Other
- The Washing of the Feet
“We all want to be noticed and loved by those who are famous, beautiful, and admired. To be loved by them gives us a good feeling. But to be loved by the poor, by those with disabilities, by those who have no place with the famous, the beautiful, and the admired, is the real place where unconditional love and healing will find us. How do we come to that practically in our lives? In this book, Jean Vanier gives us both a vision and a map. This is vintage Vanier.”
—Ronald Rolheiser, author of The Holy Longing and Bruised and Wounded
"His powerful message and practice of love has the potential to change the world."
—Jennifer Simpson, granddaughter of Sir John Templeton, announcing award of the 2015 Templeton Prize to Vanier
"Jean Vanier brings you in touch with a place inside yourself that few people have reached."
—Henri J. M. Nouwen
"He opens our eyes and touches our hearts in speaking to us about the Savior."
—Rev. Rawley Myers, author, Daily Reflections with Jesus
"The witness and teachings of Jean Vanier have never been so necessary."
—Michael W. Higgins, author, Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart