Give Us This day statement regarding Jean Vanier
We, like so many of you, are appalled by the recent news of Jean Vanier’s having sexually abused a number of women. Give Us This Day and Liturgical Press abhor the abuse Vanier inflicted. We stand with the women who named him and with the members of L'Arche throughout the world.
We are committed to the values of treating each person with dignity and respect. Please pray with us for the healing of survivors, their families, and L’Arche communities around the world.
In support of those affected, Liturgical Press will no longer publish or distribute books featuring the life or writing of Jean Vanier.
We regret that the March and May issues of Give Us This Day, in which Vanier appears, were already printed and in distribution when we learned of his crimes. We have replaced these pieces in the digital editions and have made them available for download here.
For more information, please see the statement from L’Arche International.
May God be gracious to all of us and give us peace.
Give Us This Day
Aelred Senna, OSB