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Dance With Me

by Kathryn Spink
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Claire de Miribel lived for 36 years at L'Arche, a community founded by Jean Vanier, where people with and without intellectual disabilities share their daily lives together. The "Prelude" of this book briefly outlines the compelling early years of this young woman's search for God, and her transformation through her relationships with people with disabilities.Thereafter follows a collection of extracts and quotations from talks and retreats given by Claire to a diversity of audiences. In the "Interlude" her friends share their precious memories of Claire. The "Postlude" discreetly portrays the final years of her short life, marked by the challenge of illness.Throughout, the life and words of Claire reveal how her companions with disabilities invited her to embrace and share her own vulnerability,thus becoming herself a source of joy and unity, as they were for her.