Archives : 2019

Storytelling is a powerful way for personal and communal discovery, connection, and sense of belonging. Through powerful stories, Jean Vanier shared what he was discovering with tens of thousands of people. It’s the most effective way to share the wisdom, vision, and values of L’Arche.

L’Arche seeks to make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships. We will primarily publish stories with and by persons with intellectual disabilities. When we publish stories about relationships with persons with intellectual disabilities, we will do so with care and respect.


Michael and the Bigger Story

It was a man of few words who taught me to see all stories, even the ones that cannot be spoken.

Church Street House and Helen

From “Accidental Friends: Stories from my life in community” by Beth Porter – now available in Canada from Novalis

Joe Clayton: Art, faith, and community allowed me to heal

Joe Clayton shared his powerful life story at a recent symposium, Flying to Freedom: The Journey from Institutionalization in Ontario and at L’Arche Toronto’s Listen to My Story. This article is reprinted with permission from Community Living Ontario.

“Cool!”

Tiana really liked Gil’s slideshow and she wondered what he would think of her photos. So, naturally, we went to the man himself to get his reaction as he watched Tiana’s slideshow.