FROM JEAN VANIER
Short inspirational passages delivered to your email box each day that will help give balance, perspective and spiritual depth to your day. Drawn largely from Vanier's best selling books, including Becoming Human, Finding Peace, Community and Growth and Made for Happiness.
Unity in Community
Is the L'Arche community made up above all of assistants with similar motivations who freely choose to come, or is it above all the people in need who did not have this free choice but were placed? We do not want two communities - the helpers and the helped - we want one. That is the theory, but there is a tendency for the assistants to make their own community. Truly to make community with the poorest is harder and demands a certain death to self.
First Nations – The Courage to Meet Face to Face
At L’Arche, we are all experimenting with what it means to find “the courage to truly meet difference.” We are on this journey whether we’re encountering a new person, or group, or any culture other than our own. On May 30 and 31, 2017, a meeting was held to bring together First Nations and “immigrant” people (everyone else). One of this year’s many meetings, the gathering took place at the Notre-Dame-du-Cap sanctuary in Trois-Rivières in Quebec. We wanted to provide you with an overview of the event in honour of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, which is celebrated on August 9 of each year.
“Nineteen Paper Cranes”, a Film in Homage to the victims of Sagamihara, Japan
L’Arche International is launching the 9th film in its #AsIAm web series, filmed at L’Arche in Japan, in homage to the 19 victims of the Sagamihara massacre.