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.
Learning for Today's Communities
We should not forget the old communities which have worked the earth and lived peacefully and whose traditions go back centuries. People who are coming into community have a lot to learn from the wisdom of these communities which are living the gift of fidelity.
Contributing Our Voices
On February 8, members of L'Arche attended an “in person” session of the accessibility consultation as several L’Arche folk from other communities had done in their cities.
Meeting with the Minister
On April 6, 2017, representatives of L‘Arche Canada met with the Hon. Qualtrough, Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities, to share our hopes and concerns –and express our gratitude and support –for new federal, accessibility legislation.
When a Man Becomes a Butterfly
To listen is to hear beyond words, beyond what the person says or does not say. It is leaving behind one’s your own preconceived ideas and entering into the sufferings and joys of another person, as if you were standing in their shoes. Listening to a person in their vulnerability also means hearing the call of our common humanity, the need to realize how wounding our ideals and collective behaviour can be to many people, people who can not compete in the race for social, emotional and personal "success" proposed by contemporary society.