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At the end of the first day of L’Arche USA’s 2018 National Assembly and Western Regional Gathering, we asked an Assistant (an individual without an intellectual disability) to reflect on her experience thus far. Malia has lived in a L’Arche … Continue reading
By Rhea Matar L’Arche Syracuse Assistant from 2013-2015 In the summer of 2013, I packed three duffel bags and boarded an overnight train that took me 800 miles from my home in Illinois to Syracuse, New York. There I would … Continue reading
It’s the small moments of sharing daily life together in a L’Arche community that add up to something profound, and even holy. Check out this video to catch a glimpse of life in L’Arche Greater Washington DC.
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
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
A video about L’Arche Tahoma Hope in Tacoma, Washington, by Matthew Whalen I Am Home from Matthew Whalen on Vimeo.
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
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
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.