Re-released to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of l’Arche, an international network of communities for people with and without developmental disabilities, Tears of Silence is an inspiring book of meditative poetry on the topics of alienation and belonging, featuring intimate, never-before-published black and white photographs by Jonathan Boulet-Groulx.
This edition includes a new preface by Jean Vanier and a foreword by author and education activist Parker J. Palmer.
About the authors
JEAN VANIER, the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, was educated in England and Canada. After eight years in the Royal and the Canadian Navy, he went to study in France, where he received his doctorate in philosophy, later teaching at St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto). Distressed by the plight of people with developmental challenges, he founded L ’Arche communities, and Faith and L ight, two international networks of communities for people with disabilities. With many bestselling books and humanitarian awards to his name—including the Pope Paul VI International Prize, the International Peace Award and the Companion of the Order of Canada—Vanier lives in Trosly, France, in the original L’Arche community he founded in 1964.