Multimedia Archives

Documentary About L’Arche Founding Released

Read: L’Arche USA Reflection View: Movie Trailer Summer in the Forest, recorded in France and Bethlehem, portrays Jean Vanier’s vision about living in community with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  Over the past fifty years, Mr. Vanier’s vision … Continue reading

Beyond the Wall

When wars break out, many heroes go unnoticed. On International Day of People with Disability, L’Arche celebrates these unnoticed heroes everywhere, of every ability. In this episode, we share the story of Colonel N’Da from L’Arche Ivory Coast and his … Continue reading

If I Were a Color

People with disabilities are often more disabled by the societies they live in than by their bodies or diagnosis. In this episode, Nagat from L’Arche Egypt explains how she and her brother faced societies’ attempt to disable their humanity. Imagine … Continue reading

L’Arche Plans to Open in Colorado

Community to include sustainable homes and farm where adults with and without intellectual disabilities live and work as peers When Sarah Reichhardt ended her time at L’Arche Tahoma Hope in Tacoma, Washington, she vowed to hold onto the values she’d … Continue reading

Google Larry

In the 1990s, people with autism began using the internet to build online communities, breaking the myth that autism imprisons people in a solitary existence. In this episode, however, Larry Gourley finds a limit to the gift and reaches the edge … Continue reading

God Says Yes: A Visit to L’Arche Bethlehem

by Isaac Villegas, Pastor, Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, North Carolina They had told me to come by around eight in the morning. People were already gathered in the main room, seated in chairs pushed against the walls. A woman greeted … 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

Interfaith Voices

An Interview with David Li and Elisha Preston The Charter of the Communities of L’Arche states: “In a divided world, L’Arche wants to be a sign of hope. Its communities, founded on covenant relationships between people of differing intellectual capacity, social … Continue reading

Take Care of You

What does the word disability mean? For Raffaella Monterosso from L’Arche Italy it means when your father grows old and there’s nothing you can do but love him. As L’Arche celebrates World Down Syndrome Day, we honor all those with … 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.