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From Brokenness to Wholeness

From Brokenness to Wholeness
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  Track Title Length
2.   The Suffering Servant 00:05:02
  2.   The Heart of the Message is Forgiveness 00:04:44
2.   Meditation and Compassion 00:02:53


From Brokenness to Wholeness

Jean Vanier

"Healing from brokenness is essentially the acceptance of being who we are today, with all that is broken in us and all that we deny; all the elements of illusion which are in us but also the seeds of the spirit that are in us and which can grow," Jean Vanier.

We closer ourselves up in productivity and sterile activity to avoid looking at inner pain.  And we deny our woundedness because we fear criticism.  The deepest quest of the human heart, Vanier says, is for unconditional love such as the woman at the well experienced when Jesus asked her for a drink.  We too need to experience such unconditional acceptance.  Meditation, Vanier says opens the space where we can meet the heart of Christ, be who we are in all our woundedness, and allow ourselves to be healed.  This encounter then will free us to move from a vision of rivalry and competition to helping others find their place and exercise their gifts.


Jean Vanier is a Canadian philosopher, humanitarian and founder of L'Arche, an international federation of group homes for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.  In recognition of his contributions and care for the marginalized he has received numerous distinctions and awards including the Companion of The Order of Canada and the Legion of Honor (France). Jean Vanier has written numerous books.  Among many of his best known are perhaps Becoming Human and Community and Growth. In his youth and during World War II he served as a naval officer with the Royal Navy and later with the Royal Canadian Navy.

CD Titles:

CD1:  Introduction & Autobiographical Reflections

         The Suffering Servant

CD2:  A Door of Hope

         From Loneliness, through Love to Life

CD3:  The Surprises of Growth through Silence

          Acceptance of our Wounded Self

CD4:  Chaos or Community?

          The Heart of the Message is Forgiveness

CD5:  Washing of the Feet (homily)

          The Mystery of Pain

CD6:  The Mystery of Waiting

          Meditation and Compassion

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