What Assistants Say About L’Arche


“There are not many places where I could make a positive difference in someone’s life from my first day.”

“I knew that friendship was important at L’Arche but I had no idea how it felt to be truly accepted into friendship for the person I am and nothing more .”

“Over this year I have learned the importance of community life.  Of welcome, of celebration, of traditions, of belonging…and making the time to just be together. “L’Arche is an adventure. I live in a city on the other side of the country and the people in my community come from across the country and around the world.”

“In a world that values winning and coming first, L’Arche is a place where people discover who they are and what they have to offer.”

“I was not at L’Arche for very long, but it was a pivotal experience that helped shape my decision to become a health professional.  It has made me a better parent and a better doctor…it has made me a better person.”

 “L’Arche is a community where my spiritual growth is nurtured as we celebrate the beauty of our shared humanity moment to moment.”