The death has been announced of Jean Vanier, the founder of the L 'Arche community.
Vanier founded L' Arche in 1964 in response to what he saw as the treatment of people with learning disabilities within an institutional setting.
Today there are 150 communities in 38 countries, including Ireland.
A former naval officer and a graduate in Philosophy and Theology he was a man filled with the Spirit of a Loving & Compassionate God. During our service this Sunday( 12th May) we will remember a man who reminds us all that faith is a call to action.
" We are not called by God to do extraordinary things but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love" - Jean Vanier 1928-2019