Monthly Archives: December 2015

Linda Garcia and James Schreiner take the offering together at LArches 50th anniversary celebration. ©Brian A Taylor

Sharing Gifts in Love

James Schreiner of L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. shared with Eighth Day Faith Community about joy, love, forgiveness, and commitment. From December 2015 to March 2016, James will be living with a L’Arche community in India.

Jean Vanier Photo by Templeton Prize/John Morrison

Jean Vanier’s Comfort and Joy

Jean Vanier created L’Arche – a unique community for [intellectually] disabled adults – to nurture a different kind of life: one focused on connection rather than commerce. More than 50 years later, Ian Brown goes on a journey to understand how … Continue reading

Devin Land, John Olson, and Eric Plaut work in the yard at one of L'Arche Clinton's homes.

Devin Land Named L’Arche Clinton Leader

Devin Land has been named Community Leader and Executive Director for L’Arche Clinton, a faith-based nonprofit that supports sixteen adults who have intellectual disabilities in family-like homes and apartments. He will begin his role on January 1, 2016. Founded in … Continue reading

Pecans

The Lesson of Falling Pecans

Pecan trees bear fruit every two years, or so I was told. We have two in our front yard, which is my visual horizon during the day. When I look up from my computer, I can literally see pecan nuts … Continue reading

Sara Ellet and John Olsen find a light in the darkness by roasting marshmallows indoors. Photo by Sara Ellet

Countries at War, Communities at Peace

by Sara Ellet Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) In the wake … Continue reading

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L’Arche International Launches Web Series

People who have intellectual disabilities live in the shadows of a persistent view—present in all cultures—that they are the undesirables. This is one of our world’s significant injustices. It is one we can change. L’Arche International’s web series, As I Am, … Continue reading

St Louis Front

St. Louis to Open Second Home

L’Arche St. Louis has purchased a second home and plans to welcome three or four adults who have intellectual disabilities (known as “core members”) to live there in 2016. The half-acre property is located in Maplewood, a neighborhood just outside … Continue reading