Georges and Pauline Vanier: Mercy Within Mercy  -     By: Mary Frances Coady
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Georges and Pauline Vanier: Mercy Within Mercy

Liturgical Press / 2016 / Paperback

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Georges and Pauline Vanier were the parents of Jean Vanier, the cofounder of the L'Arche communities. They lived an intensely spiritual life, influenced mainly by the Carmelite tradition. Georges and Pauline Vanier: Mercy within Mercy is the warmly told story of their life together through World War II and the second half of the twentieth century, drawing on many letters and journals by Georges and Pauline themselves and those closest to them.

An incredible thirst for God can be seen in the lives of this couple, who were always striving in spite of (and through) human imperfection. The excerpts from letters and journals in this volume show a rare example of the contemplative life and struggles in prayer of an active and prominent married couple. The Vanier story is unique in that it forms a direct link back to the spiritual teaching that includes St. Thérèse and the Carmelite tradition in its emphasis on simplicity, trust in God's love, and self-abandonment to the mercy of God.

After Pauline's death in 1991, an investigation began into the possible introduction of their cause for beatification as a married couple.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0814646581
ISBN-13: 9780814646588
Series: People of God

Author Bio

Mary Frances Coady is an editor and creative writing instructor and teaches professional communication at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has written widely on the contemplative life including The Hidden Way: The Life and Influence of Almire Pichon.
 

About the Series

People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.

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