In years to come we are going to need many small communities which will welcome lost and lonely people, offering them a new form of family and a new sense of belonging. In the past Christians who wanted to follow Jesus opened hospitals and schools. Now that there are so many of these, Christians must commit themselves to the new communities of welcome, to live with people who have no other family and to show them that they are loved and can grow to greater freedom and that they, in turn, can love and give to others”. Jean Vanier

In years to come we are going to need many small communities which will welcome lost and lonely people, offering them a new form of family and a new sense of belonging. In the past Christians who wanted to follow Jesus opened hospitals and schools. Now that there are so many of these, Christians must commit themselves to the new communities of welcome, to live with people who have no other family and to show them that they are loved and can grow to greater freedom and that they, in turn, can love and give to others”. Jean Vanier
It was these words from Jean Vanier that I first read 10 years ago that inspired our vision for the Greyfriars Community Project

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