Multimedia Archives

A Profound Call to Love

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

Sharing Daily Life

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?

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

‘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

I Am Home

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

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

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

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.

Justin Lorenz

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

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