Some local members of the L’Arche Community are in France to say goodbye to Jean Vanier.
The funeral for Vanier, the founder of L’Arche was held in his L’Arche community of Trosly, France Thursday. Among the local representatives at the funeral was Pictou County United Church Minister Donna Tourneur, a member of the L’Arche International Church Leaders Group. Tourner joined the clergy in celebrating the funeral.
Lisa Lueschner from Antigonish read one of the prayers of the faithful. Six members from L’Arche Atlantic attended the funeral.