House of Anansi Press Imprint Logo

Tears of Silence

Written by Jean Vanier

Illustrated by Jonathan Boulet-Groulx

Foreword by Parker J. Palmer

  • 80 Pages
  • 9781770898356
  • 8" x 6"
  • POETRY / General
  • POETRY / Inspirational & Religious



Publication Date October 18, 2014

Re-released to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of l’Arche, an international network of communities for people with and without developmental disabilities, Tears of Silence is an inspiring book of meditative poetry on the topics of alienation and belonging, featuring intimate, never-before-published black and white photographs by Jonathan Boulet-Groulx.

This edition includes a new preface by Jean Vanier and a foreword by author and education activist Parker J. Palmer.


Jean Vanier
Jean Vanier is the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, and founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities for people with developmental disabilities. He has written a number of books, including Becoming Human (the 1999 CBC Massey Lectures), Finding Peace, Made for Happiness, Encountering the Other, and Befriending the Stranger. Jean lives in Trosly-Breuil, France.

Jonathan Boulet-Groulx

Parker J. Palmer