Vanier’s life a lesson in prayer and patience

(Originally published in The Catholic Register, Toronto) By Glen Argan Fourteen years. That’s how long Jean Vanier said his life was in “a holding pattern.” After he left the Canadian Navy in 1950, he did not invite two mentally disabled men to live with him in Trosly, France, until 1964. Even then, Vanier had no idea that his “l’Arche” would

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Courage necessary to walk the path of inter-religious dialogue

By Glen Argan (Originally published in The Catholic Register, April 7, 2019) Hatred, murder and mayhem will not prevail. The power of love is stronger. At least, that’s the dream. In his March 31 homily at a Mass in Morocco, Pope Francis urged the country’s tiny Catholic community to be “an oasis of mercy.” He encouraged them “to persevere on

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