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Shuinota house strikes a goofy pose at L'Arche Seattle.

Where is your bed pillow?

Where is your bed pillow? This question isn’t strange at all if you’ve spent any time around my housemate Erin Kinney. She asks this of just about every person who walks through the door of our home. Erin doesn’t ask … Continue reading

Mary Ruppert and Eileen Schofield walk to work together in Washington, D.C. Photo by Brian A. Taylor Photography

‘You Gotta Join Your Life’

by Mary Ruppert “You gotta join your life. People are going to love you. You gotta join your life ….” I repeated to myself, with tears pouring down my cheeks, nose dripping, and no sign of a tissue this side … Continue reading

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I Am Home

A video about L’Arche Tahoma Hope in Tacoma, Washington, by Matthew Whalen I Am Home from Matthew Whalen on Vimeo.

Party planners Dorothy Copps, Mari Andrew, and Karen MacDonald prepare to welcome guests to a L'Arche party. Photo by Bethany Keener

Transformation and Belovedness

by Dorothy Copps In his book Life of the Beloved Henri Nouwen writes, “A blessing goes beyond the distinction between admiration or condemnation, between good deeds or evil deeds. A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls … Continue reading

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Lessons in Vulnerability: An Interview with Agnes Chawadi

Agnes Chawadi was a founding live-in assistant for two years at L’Arche St. Louis. Prior to her work with L’Arche St. Louis, she was involved with L’Arche London and L’Arche India.  She currently provides home care to seniors. How did … Continue reading

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.

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Feeding My Stomach and Spirit

By Justin Lorenz I find such delight in dinners at L’Arche St. Louis, where there are lovely and unpredictable contributions from every person at the table. Occasionally the meals are quiet; but usually I end up with a used cloth … Continue reading

Rebecca Feng, right, uses her love of drawing to make friends in Huiling. Photo by Rebecca Feng

Young & Dreaming

Since coming to L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. in 2014, Rebecca Feng has been dreaming of founding the first L’Arche community in her home country, China. She writes in Notre Dame’s Observer about her visit to a similar organization, called Huiling, to learn more about … Continue reading

Kaitlyn and Sharilynn met and became friends through L'Arche Tahoma Hope. Photo by Kaitlyn Rusca

God Does Not Need Us to be Perfect

By Kaitlyn Rusca The year after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, I made my home at L’Arche Tahoma Hope (Tacoma, Washington), living in mutual relationships with persons with disabilities. Our “core members” (persons with disabilities), are incredible teachers … Continue reading

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Of Fish and Men

By Mark Lepper In my house here at L’Arche Heartland we have a Beta fish who lives in a little tank in our dining room. Depending on which person you ask, his name is either Louie or Willy. The other … Continue reading