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Faith and Sharing Fonds

The Faith and Sharing Federation / Foi et Partage is a bilingual Catholic organization with a mandate to deepen and foster the experience of Christian community through week long retreats.

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier The first retreat was held in Marylake, Ontario in 1968 and was led by Jean Vanier, internationally renowned spiritual writer and leader, and founder of other Catholic organizations, including Faith and Sharing and L'Arche. A retreat is usually a five or seven day excursion to a retreat centre or church that consists of time for personal prayer, a presentation based on biblical scripture by one or more animators and group meetings where people can share their experiences. Mediation, relaxation and silence are a primary focus of the retreats; music and song are also considered important and there is often a theme song chosen for a retreat. There are happenings where participation in dancing, singing or parlour games is encouraged, followed by a sharing of experiences by groups or individuals about the retreat through poems, sketches, imitations, and other forms of expression. A celebration of forgiveness is often followed by a feast known as the celebration of Life. The Eucharist is a central activity of the retreats. One of the aims of the retreats is to bring together a cross-section of people with an emphasis on those who are marginalized in society. Each retreat usually consists of priests, bishops, people with disabilities, members of religious orders and laity. The retreats take place throughout Canada and North America. Mini-retreats and week-ends are also organized.

The principal function of the Faith and Sharing Federation is to organize annual retreats however they are also active during the year through local communities. Each local community is part of a region which mirrors the boundaries of Catholic dioceses. There are seven regions in North America. Region 7 includes several communities in the United States. The activities of the local communities include regular gatherings for prayer and mutual support and the organization of regional meetings.

Faith and Sharing in North America is based in Ottawa, Ontario, which administers to local chapters throughout Canada as well as several communities in the United States. The organization currently remains active. Vanier continues to provide leadership at annual retreats.

Organizational Structure
In 1972, The Faith and Sharing North American Committee was established in order to offer support to the regional communities and to be a central base for all decisions involving the administrative and financial aspects of the organization The Committee which continues to function today, consists of a Co-ordinator, Vice Co-ordinator, Treasurer, Bishop, Secretary and a Co-ordinator from each of the regions. The Committee meets twice a year and acts as a search committee for the nomination of the North American Co-ordinator. In addition they have an Annual North American Business Meeting or General Assembly where at least one member from each region is present. The Bishop on the Committee is invited to be a member on a three year term of office after consultation with the Canadian Catholic Bishops Conference. The North American Committee communicates with the regions through a regular bulletin. The members of the first Committee included Father Bill Clarke, Marc Rioux, Madeleine Sguin and Bishop Fernand Lacroix.

In 1978 an Executive Committee of the North American Committee was formed with Bill Clarke as the North American Co-ordinator, Marc Rioux as the Vice Co-ordinator and Madeleine Sguin as the Secretary. The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year to pray, to reflect on the overall movement and to be a source of unity and guidance. In 1988 Bill Clarke was replaced as Co-ordinator by Jim ODonnell and Jacques Pellelier was voted Vice-Co-ordinator. In 1991 Pierre Desrodes became Vice Co-ordinator. In 1994 Jim ODonnell was replaced by Pierre Desrodes as Co-ordinator and Maggie Conrad became Vice Co-ordinator. In 1997 Maggie Conrad was appointed as English Co-ordinator and Angle Gagn became the French Co-ordinator. Jim ODonnell acted as Faith and Sharings Spiritual Director. Maggie Conrad was replaced by Marilyn Moore as the English Co-ordinator in 2000. Carmel Theriault became the French Co-ordinator in 2002. Marilyn Moore and Carmel Theriault's mandates as Co-ordinators of the Faith and Sharing Federation expire in 2005.

The Faith and Sharing Federation was officially incorporated as a registered charity in 1984. Before incorporation the Faith and Sharing Federation was known only as Faith and Sharing/Foi et Partage.

The Faith and Sharing Federation was a member organization of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations. The Secretary of the North American Committee was the participant who attended meetings of their General Assembly.

Madeleine Sguin was the Secretary of the Faith and Sharing Federation from the movements inception in 1968 to 1993. She was also Secretary and Treasurer of the North American Committee from 1972-1993. In addition, Sguin held the position of Co-ordinator of the North American Committee Bulletin until 1990 when Louise Bergeron took over the position. Cline Masse was Seguins successor as Secretary. Patricia Mueller is currently the Secretary of the Faith and Sharing Federation.

The records were transferred to the University of St Michael’s in May 2004. Prior to their transfer to St Michael's, the records were deposited in the Archives Deschatelets, Ottawa for ten years. During that time, Madeleine Seguin worked with archivists Father Andre Dubois, Father Romuald Boucher and Father Roland Leclaire to arrange and classify the records. In 2002, Sr. Sue Mosteller of the Henri Nouwen Literary Centre initiated the transfer to St Michael's with English Coordinator Marilyn Moore. A Deed of Gift was signed by Moore and Richard Alway, President, USMC, on February 12, 2004 and March 4, 2004 respectively.

The records range in date from 1968 to 2004. There are 3.74 m of textual records, 189 audio cassettes, and 7 photographs in the fonds.

The fonds consists of administrative, organizational, summary and financial records relating to the Faith and Sharing Federation. The records range in date from 1968 to 2003. The fonds is composed of eight series:

  1. History and Spirit of Faith and Sharing
  2. Documents of the Secretary, North American Committee
  3. Correspondence of the North American Committee
  4. Documents related to participation in the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations
  5. Faith and Sharing Bulletins
  6. Financial Files
  7. Sound recordings of Retreats
  8. Secondary resources collected by Madeleine Sguin, Secretary of the North American Committee, related to Jean Vanier
  • The majority of the records are textual however, as indicated, the fonds includes almost 200 recordings of retreats, including many talks by founder Jean Vanier.
  • The source of the supplied title proper has been taken from the official name given to the charity when it became incorporated.
  • The fonds is arranged according to a classification scheme imposed by Secretary Madeleine Seguin and archivists at the Archives Deschatelets.
  • The classification numbers are retained in the note area of the file level description.
  • Records are filed chronologically.
  • The records contain English and French language documents. In many cases documents are translated in both languages.
  • Access is open with the exception of some sound recordings.
  • Further accruals are expected annually.
  • A detailed content listing of audio cassettes from 1971 to 1991 was prepared by Sguin and is available in the Archives.

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History and Spirit of Faith and Sharing [textual record] . -- 1968-2003.

22.5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of documents about the history and development of the Faith and Sharing Federation. This includes documents related to first retreats and the incorporation of the Faith and Sharing Federation as a registered charity. There is also material on the history and development of the regional groups. This includes correspondence from the regional delegates about the organization of annual retreats and meetings, 1972-1976, lists of attendees and representatives and newsletters detailing the activities of the regions. There is also a collection of annual reports for the period 1995 to 2002. There is also material on the organizational structure of the Faith and Sharing Federation and the North American Committee including a practical guide to the retreats and personal reflections on the Faith and Sharing movement by members of the North American Committee.

As Co-ordinator of the North American Bulletin, Madeleine Sguin was responsible for many of the records created in this series as she requested information from the regions on their activities for inclusion in the newsletter.

Title based on contents of the series.
Original reference FP 44.


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Correspondence and other documents related to first retreats [textual record] . -- 1969-1972.

1 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of correspondence and other documents related to first retreats.

Title based on contents of the sub-series.
File has been arranged chronologically.

Original reference FP 44 (A 1.1 - A 1.7).


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Retreatant Lists [textual record] . -- 1968-1984.

3.5 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of lists containing the names and contact information of people who attended retreats between 1968 and 1984.

Original reference FP 44 (A 2).


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Correspondence and other documents of the Regional Delegates [textual record] . -- 1972-1976.

1.5 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of one file relating to the organization of the Faith and Sharing Federation's regional groups, including correspondence from the Regional Delegates to the Secretary of the North American Committee.

Original reference FP 44 (B 1.1 - B 1.5).


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Documents describing the Spirit, the Structure and the Format of Retreats [textual record] . -- 1981, 1988, 2001.

2 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of documents regarding the organisational structure of the Faith and Sharing Federation, the spirit of the Faith and Sharing movement and a guide describing the format of the Faith and Sharing retreats. There are two sets of the documents, one written in French and the other in English.

Original reference FP 44 (C 1.1 - C 1.7).


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Documents related to the Incorporation of Faith and Sharing [textual record] . -- 1979-1984.

1.5 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of documents relating to a request from the Faith and Sharing Federation to the Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Canada to become officially incorporated as a registered charity.

Original reference FP 44 (D 1.1 - D 1.10).


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Documents related to the organization of North American Annual Meetings [textual record] . -- 1972-1998.

3 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of correspondence from the Secretary of the Faith and Sharing Federation to members of the North American Committee regarding the organization of annual meetings, including agendas, expenses and minutes of meetings.

Files have been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (E 1.1 - E 1.12).


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Minutes of the North American Executive Committee [textual record] . -- 1979-1998.

5.5 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of minutes of the annual meetings of the North American Executive Committee from 1979 to 1998.

Files have been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (F 1.1 - F 1.39).


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Personal Reflections on Faith and Sharing [textual record] . -- 1974-1984.

1 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of documents written by members of the North American Committee on their personal reflections and experiences of Faith and Sharing.

Title based on contents of the sub-series.
Original reference FP 44 (G 1.1 - G 1.8).


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Annual Reports of the Regions [textual record] . -- 1995-2002.

1 cm of textual records.

Sub-series consists of annual reports from Region 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. Also includes pamphlets regarding local retreats and meetings and a booklet celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Faith and Sharing community in the Quebec region.

Sub-series has been divided into regions and then arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (H 1 - H 7).


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Biographical documents celebrating the lives of Father Louis Raby, the Bishop of Edmundston and Father Gaston Croteau. [textual record] . -- 1968, 1975, 1978, 1994-1995.

1 cm of textual records.

Father Louis Raby was a regional delegate for Faith and Sharing based in Ottawa. He was also President of the North American Committee from 1972-1975. Fernand Lacroix was the Bishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick. He was a member of the North American Committee from 1980-1994..

Subseries consists of biographical documents celebrating the lives of Father Louis Raby, the Bishop of Edmundston and Father Gaston Croteau

Title based on contents of the sub-series.
Original reference FP 44 (H 2.1 - H 2.2).


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Histories of Regional Faith and Sharing Retreats
[textual record] . -- 1997-1998.

1.5 cm of textual records.

Brief life stories of the regions of Faith and Sharing put together by the regional co-ordinators in 1997 and 1998 on the request of Madeleine Sguin. Includes histories of:

1 Vancouver Island, B.C.
2 Orange County, California
3 Oregon
4 Timmins, Ontario
5 Ottawa-Gatineau-Hull
6 St. Augustine, Florida
7 Winnipeg, Manitoba
8 Quebec, Qc.
9 Rimouski, Qc.
10 Chicoutimi, Qc.
11 Sherbrooke, Qc.
12 St. Jean Longueuil, Qc.
13 Gaspsie, Qc.
14 Atlantic Canada

Title based on contents of the sub-series.
Original reference FP 44 (J 1 - J 15).


Series
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Sub Series
1

File 2004 03 1

Correspondence and other documents related to first retreats [textual record] . -- 1969-1972.

1 cm of textual records.

Files consists of correspondence and other documents related to first retreats
including:

Toronto, Ontario, August 1969
Ottawa, Ontario, November 1970
Lourdes, France, Faith and Light Pilgrimage, April 1971
Montreal, Quebec, August 1971
Ottawa, Ont., August 1971
Val Cartier, Quebec, August 1971
Edmundston, New Brunswick, 1972
Quebec, 1972
Cleveland, Ohio, 1972
Calgary, Manitoba,1972
Val Morin, Quebec, 1972
Orleans, Quebec, 1972
Marylake, Ontario, July August 1972

Title based on contents of the file.
File has been arranged chronologically.

Original reference FP 44 (A 1.1 - A 1.7).

Location: Box 1


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 2

Retreatant Lists [textual record] . -- 1968-1973.

3.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of the retreatant lists for the following retreats:

Ottawa, Toronto, 1969
Mount-Rolland, Quebec, 1970
Ottawa, Val Morin, Val Cartier, 1971
Ottawa, Beauport, Edmundston, 1972
Montreal, 1973

Original reference FP 44 (A 2.1 - A 2.7).

Location: Box 1


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 3

Retreatant Lists [textual record] . -- 1968-1984.

3.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of the retreatant list for the following retreats:

Toronto, ON, 1968
Toronto, ON, 1969
Saskatoon, SK, 1970
Marylake, ON, 1970
Marylake, ON, Edmonton, AL, Acadia Valley, AL, Warrenville, IL, 1971
Edmonton, AL, Toronto, ON, Chestermere, AL, Orleans, ON, 1972
Naramata, BC, Chicago, Toronto, Gimli, MN, Birmingham, AL, 1973
Cleveland, OH, Vancouver, BC, Bolton, ON, Nelson, BC, 1974
Winnipeg, MN, Regis Col. Toronto, 1975
Erie, PA, 1977
Marylake, ON, 1978
Marylake, ON, 1979
London, ON, Tacoma, WA, 1982
Erie, PA, 14-19 August 1984
A program of events for the retreat in Erie is enclosed.

Original reference FP 44 (A 2.20 - A 2.32).

Location: Box 1


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 4

Correspondence and other documents of the Regional Delegates [textual record] . -- 1972-1976.

1.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of documents relating to the organization of the Faith and Sharing Federation's regional groups, including correspondence from the Regional Delegates to the Secretary of the North American Committee.

The following is a list of the items contained within the file:

1972
Correspondence between Madeleine Sguin and Father Louis Raby
regarding details of retreats taking place in July and August 1972.
Includes a list of names of all Regional Delegates representing Faith
and Sharing throughout North America at that time.

1973
Documents for a meeting held at St. Josephs Shrine, Montreal,
2-5 February 1973. Includes agenda and list of Regional Delegates
who attended the meeting.
Correspondence from Madeleine Sguin to the Regional Delegates
re the organization of future retreats, 7 March 1973 and 9 May 1973.
Information Bulletins compiled by Madeleine Sguin, featuring news
of activities taking place in the districts, May 1973 and November 1973.
Letter to the Regional Delegates from Madeleine Sguin asking for
information to include in the next addition of the bulletin, 12 October 1973.
List of members of the North American Committee of Faith and Sharing.
Letter from Madeleine Sguin requesting for details of people who may be
interested in attending a retreat in Cleveland, Ohio between 15-17
February 1974, 23 November 1973.

1974
Documents re the retreat in Cleveland, Ohio, 15-17 February 1974.
Agenda, list of attendees, list of the regions and their representatives, list of
members of the North American Committee, list of people responsible
for the newsletter.
Typescript of a newsletter from March 1974 entitled The Joy of the Risen Life.

1975-1976
Newsletter, December 1974 January 1975.
Letter re the newsletter, 19 February 1975
Letter from Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ottawa, to the Regions re the health of both
Father Louis Raby and Madeleine Sguin.
List of the regions and their representatives.
List of Resources Persons.
Letter re Christian Family Weekends organized by the Sharon Core Group,
1 April 1975.
Directions to the Fourth International Meeting held in Scarborough, Ontario,
4-6 April 1975. List of attendees and agenda.
Newsletter of the North American Faith and Sharing Community, April 1975.
List of dates for regional retreats and the contact details for each area.
International Faith and Sharing Bulletins for October 1975 and October 1976.
1975 includes a description by Father Bill Clarke on his time in Haiti.
Documents relating to the Fifth International Faith and Sharing Weekend
held in Edmonton, 23-25 April 1976, including travel information, proposed
schedule, mailing list and bulletin, 12 May 1976.
Typescript of a sermon entitled As the Father has sent me so I send you.
List of regional meetings taking place between May 1976 and March 1977.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (B 1.1 - B 1.5).

Location: Box 1


Series
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Sub Series
4

File 2004 03 5

Documents on the organizational structure of Faith and Sharing and a practical guide to retreats [textual record] . -- 1981, 1988.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of:

1 Statement of the Grace of Faith and Sharing, July 1988
2 Preamble of essential elements of Faith and Sharing, 11 October 1981
3 Organizational Structure of Faith and Sharing, 2 July 1988
4 Organizational Structure of Faith and Sharing, 11 October 1981
5 Practical Guide for Faith and Sharing Retreats and other meetings, 1988
6 Practical Guide for Faith and Sharing Retreats, 11 October 1981

Original reference FP 44 (C 1.1 - C 1.7).
Documents are written in French.

Location: Box 1


Series
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Sub Series
4

File 2004 03 6

Documents on the organizational structure of Faith and Sharing and a practical guide to retreats [textual record] . -- 1981, 1988.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of:

1 Statement of the Grace of Faith and Sharing, July 1988
2 Preamble of essential elements of Faith and Sharing, 11 October 1981
3 Organizational Structure of Faith and Sharing, 2 July 1988
4 Organizational Structure of Faith and Sharing, 11 October 1981
5 Practical Guide for Faith and Sharing Retreats and other meetings, 1988
6 Practical Guide for Faith and Sharing Retreats, 11 October 1981

Original reference FP 44 (C 2.1 - C 2.8).
Documents are written in English.

Location: Box 1


Series
1

Sub Series
5

File 2004 03 7

Documents related to the Incorporation of Faith and Sharing [textual record] . -- 1979-1984.

1.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of documents relating to a request from the Faith and Sharing Federation to the Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Canada to become officially incorporated as a registered charity.

Original reference FP 44 (D 1.1 - D 1.10).

Location: Box 2


Series
1

Sub Series
6

File 2004 03 8

Correspondence regarding the organization of North American annual meetings [textual record] . -- 1972-1983.

1.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of correspondence from the Secretary of the Faith and Sharing Federation to members of the North American Committee regarding the organization of annual meetings, including agendas, expenses and minutes of meetings.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (E 1.1 - E 1.12).

Location: Box 2


Series
1

Sub Series
6

File 2004 03 9

Correspondence regarding the organization of North American annual meetings [textual record] . -- 1983-1997.

1.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of correspondence from the Secretary of the Faith and Sharing Federation to members of the North American Committee regarding the organization of annual meetings, including agendas, expenses and minutes of meetings.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (E 1.13 - E 1.27).

Location: Box 2


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 10

Minutes of the North American Executive Committee [textual record] . -- 1979-1987.

5.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of minutes of meetings of the North American Executive Committee.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 F 1.1 - F 1.39.

Location: Box 2


Series
1

Sub Series
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File 2004 03 11

Minutes of the North American Executive Committee [textual record] . -- 1987-1993.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of minutes of meetings of the North American Executive Committee.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 F 1.1 - F 1.39.

Location: Box 2


Series
1

Sub Series
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File 2004 03 12

Minutes of the North American Executive Committee [textual record] . -- 1994-1998.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of minutes of meetings of the North American Executive Committee.

File has been arranged chronologically.
Original reference FP 44 (F 1.1 - F 1.39).

Location: Box 3


Series
1

Sub Series
8

File 2004 03 13

Personal Reflections on Faith and Sharing Documents [textual record] . -- 1974-1984.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of documents written by members of the North American Committee on their personal reflections and experiences of Faith and Sharing including:

1) The Faith and Sharing Experience, Father Bill Clarke, 1974-75, French and
English
2) Sustaining the Inner Spirit of Faith and Sharing, Father Bill Clarke, 1979,
French and English
3) Letter written by Father Bill Clarke on his return from a world-wide pilgrimage,
24 March 1980, English.
4) Letter written by Father Bill Clarke following the annual meeting of the North
American Committee in Autumn 1984. The letter is addressed to the
Faith and Sharing community and is a statement about the continuing
vision and future aims of the Faith and Sharing movement, 25 October
1982, French
5) A Convenant with Weakness, George Leach, 1978, French and English
6) A Growing Community, Marc Rioux, 1979, French and English
7) North American Committee Meeting of Faith and Sharing: A look at the end
of the week and the future, Jean-Marie Cote, 1979, French
8) Foi et Partage, Gerard Desrochers, undated, French
9) The Faith and Sharing Community, Sr. Sue Mostellar, undated, English and
French

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (G 1.1 - G 1.8).

Location: Box 3


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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 14

Region 1 [textual record] . -- 1995, 1996, 2001.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of annual reports for Region 1, June 1995 and 1996. Also includes pamphlet for a retreat held in Plymouth , Nova Scotia, 2-5 August 2001.

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (H 1).
Region 1 includes Antigonish, Yarmouth and Halifax.

Location: Box 3


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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 15

Region 2 [textual record] . -- 1995-2002.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of annual reports for Region 2:

June 1995
February 1997
June 1998
March 1998
February, 1999
January 2000
September 2000
April 2001
April 2002

Also includes a booklet celebrating 30 years of the Faith and Sharing community based in the diocese of Quebec, featuring poems, songs and stories written by members of the community, 1971-2000, leaflets regarding meetings for 1999-2000, 2001-2002, statement of expenses, February 2001 January 2002 and a leaflet regarding L'Arche, Faith and Sharing and Faith and Light

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (H 1).
Region 2 includes Quebec, Chicoutimi, Rimouski and Trois-Rivieres.

Location: Box 3


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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 16

Region 3 [textual record] . -- 1995-2000.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of material for Region 3:

1 List of Contacts for the Region, 1999
2 Documents relating to a prize contest won by the diocese of Gatineux-Hull.
They applied to receive the prize under the name Faith and Sharing in a rural setting.
Copy of the completed application form and an article printed in Le Droit, 31 May 1999.
3 History of Faith and Sharing in Sherbrooke
4 Leaflet with calender of events taking place in Region 3 in 1998-1999
5 Leaflet with calender of events taking place in Region 3 in 1999-2000
6 Leaflet with agenda for a retreat in Montreal, 24-28 July 2000
7 Report for Region 3, June-July 1995
8 Survey addressed to newcomers and old-timers in the Faith and Sharing movement. Questions concern peoples ideas of what Faith and Sharing means to them.
Includes a synthesis of the answers given to each of the questions.

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (H 3).
Region 3 includes Alexandria, Amos, Hearst, Gatineau-Hull, Joliette.

Location: Box 3


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Sub Series
9

File 2004 03 17

Region 4 [textual record] . -- 1998.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of material from Region 4, the Movement of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:

1 Leaflet about The Potters Clay, a Christian Folk Group [1998?]
2 Leaflet regarding a retreat in Saskatoon, 7-12 August 1998

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (H 4).

Location: Box 3


Series
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Sub Series
9

File 2004 03 18

Region 7 [textual record] . -- 1996, 2001.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of material from Region 7:

1 Report to the Faith and Sharing NAC, Montreal, 21 February 1996
2 Typescript regarding 1996 annual retreat to Kilkenny, Ireland
3 News from Region 7, n.d. [1996?]
4 Report, May 2001

Original reference FP 44 (H 7).

Region 7 includes Cleveland, Detroit, Leavenworth, Jacksonville, Dayton, Buffalo, Chicago.

Location: Box 3


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 19

Biographical documents celebrating the lives of Father Louis Raby, the Bishop of Edmundston and Father Gaston Croteau. [textual record] . -- 1968, 1975, 1978, 1994-1995.

1 cm of textual records.

Father Louis Raby was a regional delegate for Faith and Sharing based in Ottawa. He was also President of the North American Committee from 1972-1975. Fernand Lacroix was the Bishop of Edmundston, New Brunswick. He was a member of the North American Committee from 1980-1994..

File consists of biographical documents celebrating the lives of Father Louis Raby, the Bishop of Edmundston and Father Gaston Croteau

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (H 2.1 - H 2.2).

Location: Box 3


Series
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Sub Series
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File 2004 03 20

Histories of Regional Faith and Sharing Retreats [textual record] . -- 1997-1998.

1.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of histories of:

1 Vancouver Island, B.C.
2 Orange County, California
3 Oregon
4 Timmins, Ontario
5 Ottawa-Gatineau-Hull
6 St. Augustine, Florida
7 Winnipeg, Manitoba
8 Quebec, Qc.
9 Rimouski, Qc.
10 Chicoutimi, Qc.
11 Sherbrooke, Qc.
12 St. Jean Longueuil, Qc.
13 Gaspsie, Qc.
14 Atlantic Canada

Title based on contents of the file.
Original reference FP 44 (J 1 - J 15).

Location: Box 3

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Documents of the Secretary, North American Committee [textual record] . -- 1993, 1994, 2004.

1.5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a copy of the original list of the Faith and Sharing Federation fonds produced by Madeleine Seguin, August 15, 1994. Also includes documents relating to the deposit of records to Archives Deschalets, Ottawa, in 1993-1994 and the donation of the records to University of St Michael's College in 2004.

Title based on contents of the series.
Original classification number FP 50.


Series
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File 2004 03 21

Documents of the Secretary, North American Committee [textual record] . -- 1993, 1994, 2004.

1.5 cm of textual records.

The series consists of a copy of the original list of the Faith and Sharing Federation fonds produced by Madeleine Seguin, August 15, 1994. Also includes documents relating to the deposit of records to Archives Deschalets, Ottawa, in 1993-1994 and the donation of the records to University of St Michael's College in 2004.

Original classification number FP 50.

Location: Box 4

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Correspondence of the North American Committee [textual record] . -- 1979-1999, 2002.

4 cm of textual records.

The series consists of correspondence related to the organization of meetings of the North American Committee and the organizational structure for the North American Committee. Also includes letters of invitation to Bishops in the regions of North America to join the Committee and their replies, as well as letters on financial matters including requests for donations from the Faith and Sharing communities.

The correspondence of the North American Committee starts in 1979 and not in 1972. The North American Committee was formed in 1972 but it was not until 1978 when the Executive Committee was formed that there was visible leadership in the Faith & Sharing Federation. In the series entitled Correspondence of the Regional Delegates there are documents which list the members of the North American Committee dating from 1973. However in a letter from December 1978 in the series Documents related to the North American Annual Meetings', there is a list of the members of the North American Committee and a plan to form the Executive Committee in order to meet the expressed need for visible leadership. This suggests that up until that date the North American Committee did not have a visible leadership. This also explains why there was a limited amount of correspondence kept by the Secretary of the North American Committee up until that date.
The correspondence from 1999 to 2001 which appears in the original list produced by Sguin is not available in the archive and may have been kept by the Faith & Sharing Federation.

Title based on contents of the series.
Original classification number FP 54.


Series
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File 2004 03 22

Correspondence regarding the 20th anniversary of Faith and Sharing and choosing the new Co-ordinator [textual record] . -- 1979-1988.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of:

1 Correspondence regarding the arrangement of meetings of the North
American Committee and the 20th anniversary celebrations.
2 Letters from Jim ODonnell to members of the committee expressing his
gratitude for their work and commitment to Faith and Sharing.
3. Letters from Faith and Sharing communities and LArche groups requesting
help and donations.
4. Letters re the process of choosing the new Co-ordinator.
5. Letter from Faith and Sharing in the UK, 28 September 1980.

Original classification number FP 54.

Location: Box 4


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File 2004 03 23

Correspondence regarding the 25th anniversary of Faith and Sharing, Madeleine Seguin's resignation and news from the regions [textual record] . -- 1989-1993.

0.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of invitations to the 25th anniversary celebration, 1993, a letter of resignation from Madeleine Sguin as coordinator of the N. A. Committee Bulletin, 3 December 1989, news from the regions and reminders of meetings.

Original classification number FP 54.

Location: Box 4


Series
3

File 2004 03 24

Correspondence inviting Bishops to join Faith and Sharing, financial matters and the deposit of the Faith and Sharing archives [textual record] . -- 1994-1997, 2002.

0.5 cm of textual records.

File consists of:

1. Letter of invitation to Bishops from the regions to join the North American Committee of Faith and Sharing and their replies.
2. Letters from the regions to the Committee regarding their ideas on the structure of the North American Committee.
3. Correspondence regarding financial matters including details of an account set up by the Guardian Angels Church with Conference Services at the University of Guelph used for Faith and Sharings 25th anniversary celebrations, including a banking book for an account with the Royal Bank and a letter from Margaret Johnston to the Committee explaining an error which occurred on the account.
4. Letter from Richard Alway, President of the University of St Michael's College, to Marilyn Moore re the Faith and Sharing Archives, 16 October 2002.

Original classification number FP 54.

Location: Box 4

4

Documents related to participation in the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations [textual record] . -- 1983-1993.

4 cm of textual records.

The series consists of documents collected by Madeleine Seguin related to Faith and Sharing's membership in the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations. The records include reports, memos and agendas regarding meetings, bulletins and other news updates, and a copy of the Charter of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations written in French.

Title based on contents of the series.
Original classification number FP 58.


Series
4

File 2004 03 25

Documents related to meetings of the Association [textual record] . -- 1983-1988.

2 cm of textual records.

The file consists of an address list of Canadian Catholic Lay Organisations prepared by CCCB Laity Commission, May 1983, memos and agendas for meetings, reports and a questionnaire on a consultation on lay peoples role in society and the church.

Original classification number FP 58.

Location: Box 4


Series
4

File 2004 03 26

Documents related to the structure of the Association [textual record] . -- 1989-1993.

2 cm of textual records.

The file consists of:

1. Charter of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Lay Associations. (In French).
2. Bulletins for the years 1990, 1991 and 1992.
3. Proposed expenses for the year 1992-1993.
4. Letters regarding meetings of the General Assembly and the Finance Committee and their structure.
5. Flyer for a conference entitled The Future of Humanity Passes through the Family 1991.
6. Agendas for meetings, balance sheets, budgets, updates on developments, orientation questionnaire.

Original classification number FP 58.

Location: Box 4

5

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1977-2003.

18 cm of textual records.

The first Newsletter of the North American Faith and Sharing Community was sent out to the regions in April 1975. From 1977 to 1995 the bulletins were produced quarterly, after 1995 they were produced once or twice a year. In October 1996 the North American Bulletin was renamed Coeur Coeur (Heart to Heart).

The series consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for the years 1977 to 2003. The bulletins contain a short letter of introduction by the Secretary and the Co-ordinator of the Faith and Sharing Federation, agendas for retreats and lists of participants. After 1979 the newsletters contain the minutes of meetings for the Executive Committee. The bulletin often contains letters written by attendees of the retreats regarding their experiences, regional news items and copies of letters written by Jean Vanier and other members of the Faith and Sharing Federation regarding their experiences and reflections on the work of the Faith and Sharing Federation and the L'Arche communities. There are also reports of balance sheets for the bulletins, 1997-2003.

Original classification number FP 64.


Series
5

File 2004 03 27

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1977-1978.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for the years 1977 and 1978.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 4


Series
5

File 2004 03 28

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1979.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1979.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 4


Series
5

File 2004 03 29

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1979.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1979.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 30

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1980.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1980.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 31

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1981.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1981.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 32

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1982.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1982.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 33

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1983.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1983.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 34

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1985.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1985.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 35

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1986.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1986.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 36

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1987.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1987.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 37

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1988.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1988.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 38

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1989.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1989.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 5


Series
5

File 2004 03 39

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1990.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1990.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 40

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1991.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1991.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 41

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1993.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1993.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 42

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1992.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1992.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 43

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1994.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1994.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 44

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1995.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1995.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 45

Faith and Sharing Bulletins [textual record] . -- 1996-2003.

1 cm of textual records.

The file consists of Faith and Sharing bulletins for 1996 to 2003.

Original classification number FP 64.

Location: Box 6


Series
5

File 2004 03 46

Book-keeping Reports for the Faith and Sharing Bulletin [textual record] . -- 1997-2001, 2003.

2 cm of textual records.

The file consists of book-keeping reports for the Faith and Sharing bulletins for the years 1997-2001 and 2003.

Original classification number FP 64 (B 1 - B 5)

Location: Box 5

6

Financial Files
[textual record] . -- 1970-2002.

15 cm of textual records.

Series consists of annual and monthly financial reports of Faith and Sharing (later the Faith and Sharing Federation), including statements of income and expenditure, and income tax reports.

Title based on content of the series.
Original classification number FP 84.


Series
6

File 2004 03 47

Statement of Income and Expenses [textual record] . -- 1970-1984.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of statements of Income and Expenses

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.1 - A 1.9).

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 48

Statements of revenue and expenditure [textual record] . -- 1983-1987.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of a ledger for 1983-1987 includes statements of revenue and expenditure

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.10).

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 49

Statement of Income and Expenses [textual record] . -- 1986-1989.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of a statement of Income and Expenses for 1986-1989

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.11 - A 1.12).
Divided into 2 folders.

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 50

Annual and monthly financial reports [textual record] . -- 1989-1993.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of annual and monthly financial reports for 1989-1993

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.13 - A 1.16).

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 51

Annual and monthly financial reports [textual record] . -- 1989-1993.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of annual and monthly financial reports for 1989-1993

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.13 - A 1.16).

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 52

Accounts [textual record] . -- 1993-1996.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of accounting records for 1993-1996 includes statement of accounts

Original classification number FP 84 (A 1.17 - A 1.20, A 2.9, B1, C1).

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 53

Income tax records [textual record] . -- 1995-1997.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of income tax records 1996-1997 with 1995 statement of accounts

Location: Box 7


Series
6

File 2004 03 54

Income tax records [textual record] . -- 1984-1992.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of income tax records

Original reference number A2.

Location: Box 8


Series
6

File 2004 03 55

Income tax reports [textual record] . -- 1998-2002.

2 cm of textual records.

File consists of Income tax reports

Original reference number A3.

Location: Box 8

7

Sound Recordings of Retreats [sound recording] . -- 1971, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984-1989, 1991, 1993.

195 audio cassettes (204.5 hrs).

The series consists of sound recordings of Faith and Sharing retreats throughout North America between 1971 and 1993. Many feature conference speeches by Jean Vanier.

Title based on contents of the series.
The speeches are bilingual, and as indicated by the titles of the speeches given at file-level, some speeches are in French and others are in English.
Original reference FP 134.

Some sound recordings may be restricted due to fragility.


Series
7

Val Cartier, Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1971.

5 audio cassettes (7.5 hrs).

5 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Val Cartier, Quebec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contains the following speeches:

1 Accepter ses limites
2 Les Noces
3 Recontrer Jsus
4 Trois grandes signes de l'esprit
Le mal dans le monde
5 L'envoi, conf de cloture

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C1.1 - C1.5.

SR 2004 03 1
SR 2004 03 2
SR 2004 03 3


Location: Box 9


Series
7

Edmundston, Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1972.

16 audio cassettes (23.5 hrs).

16 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Edmundston, Quebec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contains the following speeches:

1Le Mystre de Jsus a travers la vie
2La recontre du siegenur
3Soif de reconterer Jsus
4L'engagement: ses Exigences
5Appels vers les moins favourises: ses exigences
6Pierre et Jean
7La Samaritaine
8Conversion a l'ecoute de l'esprit saint
9L'action de dieu dans celui qui ses donne
Role de Marie et de Joseph
10 Le bon Berger
Royaume des Beatitudes
11 L'epoux, celui qui aime
My Lord is my Healer
12 Silence, priere
13 Facon dont L'esprit agit en nous
La Priere: ses Difficultes
14 Rle de l'autorite, amour fraternal
Immense evolution dans l'eglise
15 Vie Commune
16 Me voici, rapports hommes-femmes, fidelite qui transforme


A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C2.

SR 2004 03 6
SR 2004 03 7
SR 2004 03 8
SR 2004 03 9
SR 2004 03 10
SR 2004 03 11
SR 2004 03 12
SR 2004 03 13
SR 2004 03 14
SR 2004 03 15
SR 2004 03 16
SR 2004 03 17
SR 2004 03 18
SR 2004 03 19
SR 2004 03 20
SR 2004 03 21


Location: Box 9


Series
7

Matane, Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1974.

10 audio cassettes (11 hrs).

10 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Matane, Qubec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 Jesus
2 Le bon Samaritain
3 Ma faiblesse et ma force
4 Visage des disciples Pierre et Jean
5 Les bergers
6 Celebration du pardon
7 La vie de l'esprit
8 Les fruits de l'esprit
9 La priere
10 La Commuante "Happening"

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C3.

SR 2004 03 22
SR 2004 03 23
SR 2004 03 24
SR 2004 03 25
SR 2004 03 26
SR 2004 03 27
SR 2004 03 28
SR 2004 03 29
SR 2004 03 30
SR 2004 03 31


Location: Box 10


Series
7

Aylmer, Quebec [sound recording] . -- October 1979.

14 audio cassettes (14 hrs).

14 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Aylmer, Qubec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. The audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 Viens a la fete
2 Notre vulnerabilit
3 La vulnerabilite du Jsus
4 Dans la faiblesse, les semences d'esperance
5 Etre un berger
6 Pardon et liberation
7 Why do we turn our eyes away
8 Petitesse de la vie humaine
9 Le mystere de la faiblesse humaine
10 Croissance de l'esprit saint en nous
11 Les exigences et les beatitudes de la communaut
12 Le sens de la celebration
13 Se nourrir pour grandir
14 Nouveaux chemins de l'unite

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C6.

SR 2004 03 32
SR 2004 03 33
SR 2004 03 34
SR 2004 03 35
SR 2004 03 36
SR 2004 03 37
SR 2004 03 38
SR 2004 03 39
SR 2004 03 40
SR 2004 03 41
SR 2004 03 42
SR 2004 03 43
SR 2004 03 44
SR 2004 03 45
SR 2004 03 46
SR 2004 03 47
SR 2004 03 48
SR 2004 03 49
SR 2004 03 50


Location: Box 11


Series
7

Rouyn, Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1982.

16 audio cassettes (16 hrs).

16 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Rouyn, Qubec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 Fragilit
2 Notre fragiliti
3 Notre besoin
4 Le loup en nous
5 Misericorde
6 Nous sommes adultres
7 Appel a l'amour (en double)
8 L'amour vecu quotidiennement
9 Poursuivre l'enseignement sur la vie quotidienne dans l'amour
10 L'abandon
11 Croissance dans l'amour
12 Un dieu qui se fait petit pour les petits
13 Notre vulnerabilite (en double)
14 Mystre de la paternit
15 La Commuaute
16 Le Mystre de la souffrance

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C7.

SR 2004 03 51
SR 2004 03 52
SR 2004 03 53
SR 2004 03 54
SR 2004 03 55
SR 2004 03 56
SR 2004 03 57
SR 2004 03 58
SR 2004 03 59
SR 2004 03 60
SR 2004 03 61
SR 2004 03 62
SR 2004 03 63
SR 2004 03 64
SR 2004 03 65
SR 2004 03 66


Location: Box 12


Series
7

Matane, Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1984.

14 audio cassettes (14 hrs).

14 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Matane, Quebec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 L'accuieil de Jesus
2 La samaritaine 1
3 La samaritaine 2
4 La paternite
5 Le berger
6 La souffrance
7 Perdre
8 Le pardon
9 Grandir
10 La Commuante
11 Marie et Joseph
12 La priere
13 L'alliance
14 Emmaus

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C8.

SR 2004 03 67
SR 2004 03 68
SR 2004 03 69
SR 2004 03 70
SR 2004 03 71
SR 2004 03 72
SR 2004 03 73
SR 2004 03 74
SR 2004 03 75
SR 2004 03 76
SR 2004 04 77
SR 2004 04 78
SR 2004 04 79
SR 2004 04 80


Location: Box 13


Series
7

Sherbrooke [sound recording] . -- August 1985.

14 audio cassettes (14 hrs).

14 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Sherbrooke, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1Jesus, Esperance dans notre monde
2Donne-moi a boire
3Ne vis plus dans l'illusion
4Le pauvre, source de vie
5Le desarroi de Pierre et la compassion de Marie
6Vivre dans la petitesse
7La Priere: Cri, repos et offrande
8La croissance dans l'esprit: devenir une icone
9 Le pardon dans la communaute
10 Jesus nous lave
11Celebrons notre alliance
12Joseph, epoux de Marie
13Etre bon pasteur
14Marcher avec Jesus vers le liberation

The archive contains a journal documenting the retreat at Sherbrooke in August 1985. The journal contains letters written by attendees at the retreat concerning their thoughts on the retreat and Jean Vanier. Compiled by Rachel & Janvier Caron. The journal can be found at the end of the series 'secondary sources'.

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C9.

SR 2004 03 81
SR 2004 03 82
SR 2004 03 83
SR 2004 03 84
SR 2004 03 85
SR 2004 03 85
SR 2004 03 86
SR 2004 03 87
SR 2004 03 88
SR 2004 03 89
SR 2004 03 90
SR 2004 03 91
SR 2004 03 92
SR 2004 03 93
SR 2004 03 94


Location: Box 14


Series
7

Quebec [sound recording] . -- August 1987.

15 audio cassettes (15 hrs).

15 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Quebec, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1Jsus aimait Lazare, Marthe et Marie (Jean Vanier)
2Marthe et Marie (Jean Vanier)
3L'Absence de Jsus, lieu de Compassion (Jean Vanier)
4La complicite entre Jesus et le pauvre (Jean Vanier)
5Bienheureux (Rita Gagne)
6La detresses devant la mort (Jean Vanier)
7Le cri du pauvre revelle mon cri (Jean Vanier)
8Jsus Pleura (Jean Vanier)
9Lazare, viens dehors (Jean Vanier)
10La communion de l'accueil (Jean Vanier)
11Souffle de dieu (Rita Gagne)
12Jsus Pardonne (Jean Vanier)
13Vivre la Communaute (Jean Vanier)
14Marie oint les pieds de Jsus (Jean Vanier)
15Marie, mere de compassion (Jean Vanier)
16 Celebrons! Let's celebrate! (Jean Vanier)
17 Viens, seigneur Jsus! Viens! (Jean Vanier)

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C 10.

SR 2004 03 95
SR 2004 03 96
SR 2004 03 97
SR 2004 03 98
SR 2004 03 99
SR 2004 03 100
SR 2004 03 101
SR 2004 03 102
SR 2004 03 103
SR 2004 03 104
SR 2004 03 105
SR 2004 03 106
SR 2004 03 107
SR 2004 03 108
SR 2004 03 109
SR 2004 03 110
SR 2004 03 111


Location: Box 14


Series
7

Montreal [sound recording] . -- August 1988.

9 audio cassettes (9 hrs).

9 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Montreal, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1Suis-moi (Jean Vanier)
2He looked at him and he loved him (Jean Vanier)
3La communaute, source de vie et de croissance (Jean Vanier)
4la communaute, lieu de souffrance et de pardon (Jean Vanier)
5The poor a path to unity (Jean Vanier)
6Community: a place of joy and celebration (Jean Vanier)
7Le pauvre, source d'esperance dans notre monde brise (Jean Vanier)
8Announcer la bonne nouvelle dela paix (Jean Vanier)
9The poor disturb and heal us (Jean Vanier)

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C 11.

SR 2004 03 112
SR 2004 03 113
SR 2004 03 114
SR 2004 03 115
SR 2004 03 116
SR 2004 03 117
SR 2004 03 118
SR 2004 03 119
SR 2004 03 120
SR 2004 03 121


Location: Box 15


Series
7

Chicoutimi [sound recording] . -- August 1989.

11 cm of sound recording.

11 cassettes recorded at a retreat in Chicoutimi, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.

1 Jsus, esperance dans ce monde divise (Jean Vanier)
2 Je veux habiter chez toi, aujourd'hui (Jean Vanier)
3 Le pauvre, source de vie (Jean Vanier)
4 La vulnerbilite de Jesus (Jean Vanier)
5 Les pauvres nous derangent (Jean Vanier)
6 La compassion de Marie (Jean Vanier)
7 Vivre en famille et en communaute (Jean Vanier)
8 Moi non plus, je ne te condamne pas (Jean Vanier)
9 Le pardon au couer de la communaute (Jean Vanier)
10 Croire dans l'esprit-saint (Jean Vanier)
11 Vivre l'amour dans le quotidien (Jean Vanier)

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C13.

SR 2004 03 121
SR 2004 03 122
SR 2004 03 123
SR 2004 03 124
SR 2004 03 125
SR 2004 03 126
SR 2004 03 127
SR 2004 03 128
SR 2004 03 129
SR 2004 03 130
SR 2004 03 131


Location: Box 15


Series
7

Trois-Rivieres [sound recording] . -- July 1991.

11 audio cassettes (11 hrs).

11 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Trois-Rivieres, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:


1 Une retraite, temps de joie et de souffrance (Jean Vanier)
2 Jsus announce sa Vision nouvelle: le pauvre au couer de la societe (Jean Vanier)
3 Ne crains, pas je t'aime (Jean Vanier)
4 La vie communautaire (Jean Vanier)
5 Le pardon (Jean Vanier)
6 Se Nourrier pur Grandir (Jean Vanier)
7 La compassion de al croix de Jesus (Jean Vanier)
8 Moi non plus, je ne te condamne pas (Jean Vanier)
9 Untitled (Jean Vanier)
10 Joseph epoux de Marie pere de Jesus (Jean Vanier)
11 Etre humain


A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C 14.

SR 2004 03 132
SR 2004 03 133
SR 2004 03 134
SR 2004 03 135
SR 2004 03 136
SR 2004 03 137
SR 2004 03 138
SR 2004 03 139
SR 2004 03 140
SR 2004 03 141
SR 2004 03 142


Location: Box 15


Series
7

Kansas City, Missouri [sound recording] . -- 1986.

11 audio cassettes (11 hrs).

11 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Kansas City, Missouri, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1Good news to the poor
2Our meeting with Jesus
3The mystery of being and of growth
4To bear spirit, to be compassionate
5Jesus incredible love for us
6Brighter than a thousand suns
7The mystery of body and of community
8The littleness of community
9My mystery of being and of growth...
10 Jesus in the present and St Joseph
11 One hundredfold/Persecution/Resurrection

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C16.

SR 2004 03 143
SR 2004 03 144
SR 2004 03 145
SR 2004 03 146
SR 2004 03 147
SR 2004 03 148
SR 2004 03 149
SR 2004 03 150
SR 2004 03 151
SR 2004 03 152
SR 2004 03 153


Location: Box 16


Series
7

Maritimes [sound recording] . -- 1978.

12 audio cassettes (17.5 hrs).

12 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Maritimes, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1The division of our world
2Concern for our brother
3Our weakness and God's love
4 The Living Word
5Peter and John
6The gentleness of God
7Community
8The call of the spirit
9Love
10 Suffering
11 Come, follow me
12 Our commitment to become like Jesus

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C 15.

SR 2004 03 154
SR 2004 03 155
SR 2004 03 156
SR 2004 03 157
SR 2004 03 158
SR 2004 03 159
SR 2004 03 160
SR 2004 03 161
SR 2004 03 162
SR 2004 03 163
SR 2004 03 164
SR 2004 03 165


Location: Box 16


Series
7

Guelph, Ontario [sound recording] . -- July 1993.

6 audio cassettes (6 hrs).

6 audio cassettes recorded at a retreat in Guelph, Ontario, containing talks given by Jean Vanier. Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 The Grace of Faith and Sharing (Jean Vanier, Bill Clarke and Maggie Conrad)
2 The Eucharist (Mgr Fernand Lacroix, Cathleen Corbett)
3 Closing Eucharist (bilingual - Bill Clarke and Sue Mosteller)
4 La Parole (The Word) Gilles Beauchemin, Pierre Desroches and a translation
by Jean Vanier
5 Les equipes (Marc Rioux and Claire Leblanc)
6 La derniere conference (Jean Vanier)

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134 C 17.

SR 2004 03 166
SR 2004 03 167
SR 2004 03 168
SR 2004 03 169
SR 2004 03 170
SR 2004 03 171


Location: Box 16


Series
7

Toronto, Ontario [sound recording] . -- October 1978.

6 audio cassettes (6 hrs).

6 cassettes recorded at a retreat in Toronto, Ontario, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
The audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1 Le cri du pauvre nous invite a grandir
La communaute dans la diversite est possible
2 La communaute dans la diversite est possible (suite)
Ne crains pas, le paraclet est avec nous
3 Ne crains pas, le paraclet est avec nous (suite)
Le pauvre, quelqu'un qui appelle queslqu'un
4 Le pauvre, quelqu'un qui appelle queslqu'un (suite)
L'arbre F&P, une semence qui grandit
5 L'arbre F&P, une semence qui grandit (suite)
La croissance, un Jesus qui derange
6. La croissance, un Jesus qui derange (suite)
Le bon samaritaine

There are duplicate copies of the last five tapes in this list recorded at the 1978 Toronto retreat located at SR 2004 03 32-36 in Box 10.
A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134.

SR 2004 03 172
SR 2004 03 173
SR 2004 03 174
SR 2004 03 175
SR 2004 03 176
SR 2004 03 177


Location: Box 16


Series
7

Sound Recordings of Retreats [sound recording] . -- undated.

12 audio cassettes (12 hrs).

12 audio cassettes recorded at an unknown retreat, containing talks given by Jean Vanier.
Audio cassettes contain the following speeches:

1Come to me...and I will give you rest
Accepting suffering
2Mary/Accepting suffering
3Wounds of childhood
The wolf inside us
4 The wolf inside us
5 Paternity
6 The fear of everydayness
7 St Joseph
Double messages
8 Double messages
9 Be centred in faith
Growth and the need for nourishment
10 Growth and the need for nourishment
11 Community/covenant relationships
Returning with compassion to a broken world
12 Returning with compassion to a broken world

A detailed content list of the tapes is available in the Archives.
Original reference FP 134.

SR 2004 03 178
SR 2004 03 179
SR 2004 03 180
SR 2004 03 181
SR 2004 03 182
SR 2004 03 183
SR 2004 03 184
SR 2004 03 185
SR 2004 03 186
SR 2004 03 187
SR 2004 03 188
SR 2004 03 189


Location: Box 17

8

Secondary resources collected by Madeleine Sguin,
Secretary of the North American Committee, related to Jean Vanier
[textual record] . -- 1972-1979.

2 cm of textual records.

The series consists of monographs (in the form of letters) written by Jean Vanier regarding his work with L' Arche 1972-1979, correspondence regarding the financing of Faith and Sharing retreats 1972, and articles and newspaper clippings from Canadian newspapers on Jean Vanier and his work with the Faith and Sharing Federation 1972-1974.

Title based on content of the series.
Original reference FP 134 / FP 164.


Series
8

File 2004 03 56

Letters written by Jean Vanier re his work with LArche communities [textual record] . -- 1972-1979.

1cm of textual records.

File consists of correspondence and monographs written by Jean Vanier on his trips to L' Arche communities in India, Haiti, Honduras, Toronto and France.

Original reference FP 134 / FP 164.
The letters have been written in either French or English.

Location: Box 8


Series
8

File 2004 03 57

Documents related to Jean Vaniers work [textual record] . -- 1972-1973.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of:

1. Copy of a letter from Madeleine Sguin to the Royal Bank, Montreal submitting Jean Vanier as a candidate for a medal or prize of $50, 000 to pay for the annual conferences of Faith and Sharing, February 1972. Includes a description of Jean Vaniers work to date.

2. Report of a visit to the House of Jonquieres near Chicoutimi, written by Gisele Renaud and Madeleine Sguin, February 1973

3. Reflections of my visit to the House of Commons by Father Michael Legault, January 1973.

Original reference FP 134 / FP 164.
The letters have been written in either French or English.

Location: Box 8


Series
8

File 2004 03 58

Articles related to Jean Vaniers work [multiple media] . -- 1972-1974.

1 cm of textual records.

File consists of articles and newspaper clippings from Canadian newspapers on Jean Vanier and his work. Includes 3 photographs of Jean Vanier, one from 7 February 1973 and two undated and a photograph of Jean Vanier's mother, Mme Pauline Vanier. There are also three photographs taken at a L' Arche community, undated.

Original reference FP 134 / FP 164.
.

Location: Box 8


Series
8

File 2004 03 59

Journal documenting a retreat at Sherbrooke [multiple media] . -- August 1985.

2 cm of textual records.

Journal documenting a retreat at Sherbrooke in August 1985.
The journal contains letters written by attendees at the retreat concerning
their thoughts on the retreat and Jean Vanier. Compiled by Rachel & Janvier Caron.

Original reference FP 164, C
.

Location: Box 8