At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Disability rights and pro-life groups adhere to the same basic principle—that humans have inherent dignity based on who they are, not what they can do. But they don’t always recognize their common ground.
Gathered in a makeshift chapel around a simple pine casket, members of L'Arche communities and Faith and Light groups from around the world mourned the passing of Jean Vanier and celebrated his life, his wisdom, his holiness and humanity.
Pope Francis told reporters May 7 he had been kept informed about Jean Vanier's failing health and had phoned him a week before his death.