Please find enclosed an August 2015 letter from Jean Vanier instead of our newssheet.
Not So Successful
Today some people idealize people with disabilities when they find autonomy, live alone, look at television and drink beer. Autonomy can be good to a certain extent, but in our community a number of people who wanted to live alone fell into loneliness and alcoholism. The problem was not that they lived alone but that they lacked a network of friends. It always comes back to belonging.
- Jean Vanier in "Living Gently in a Violent World," p. 37