We celebrate Jean Vanier as our Spiritual Hero this week.
Jean Vanier, (1928 – ) is a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. In 1964 he founded L’Arche, an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.
He continues to live as a member of the original L’Arche community in Trosly-Breuil, France. Over the years, he has authored 30 books on religion, disability, normality, success, and tolerance.
Vanier has established 147 L’Arche communities in 37 countries around the world which have become places of pilgrimage for those involved. He travels widely, visiting other L’Arche communities, encouraging projects for new communities, and giving lectures and retreats.
During one of his lectures he touched on his distaste for barriers around people with intellectual disabilities, a motivating philosophy behind L’Arche: “We must do what we can to diminish walls, to meet each other. Why do we put people with disabilities behind walls?”
Ever feel Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right?
Join us for a 12-session small group DVD-based exploration of Jesus Christ for the third millennium, featuring leading religious voices of our day.
These small group discussions will be facilitated by Jim (Hawk) Hawkins and there is still time to join if you are interested!
Email Hawk or call 719-373-2839 for more information.
Saturdays at 10:30 am
August 18 – Jesus’ Program—The Kingdom of God
September 15 – Jesus’ Life—Model for Discipleship
October 20 – Killing Jesus, Part One—Who Killed Jesus?
November 17 – Killing Jesus, Part Two—The Atonement
December 15 – The Resurrection of Christ
Discover your creative outlets, share ideas, and enjoy an artistic work space in an open, drop-in environment. Divine Image is a venue for us to celebrate the creative process that is gifted to us by our own creator.
Participants in painting, bead work, macramé, drawing and tile mosaic are enjoying the atmosphere of creating and networking, and there is room for more.
Divine Image is open 9AM-12PM on the fourth Saturday of the month in the PPMCC social hall at no cost. Participants are responsible for their materials and set-up/clean-up.
Please see Matthew Keist for more information or just drop in!