Multimedia Archives

Steve Rothrock Joins L’Arche USA Board

Steve comes from a long history of family participation in L’Arche. His personal involvement started as a student at the University of Washington when Jean Vanier gave a retreat in Seattle in 1977. Steve then became active in the Seattle … Continue reading

Rejection and Grace

Why The Church Needs People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities Charles Clark marched into a class where Rev. Tim Malone was teaching and declared that he was there because he was going to get confirmed. “I am not proud to say … Continue reading

Transformation and Belovedness

by Dorothy Copps In his book Life of the Beloved Henri Nouwen writes, “A blessing goes beyond the distinction between admiration or condemnation, between good deeds or evil deeds. A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls … Continue reading

Let the Birds Loose

Imagine the world differently. Bogdan Senyk, from L’Arche Ukraine, grew up under a government that denied his existence. In this web episode from L’Arche International, Bogdan explains his method of civil resistance: joy. Make sure you don’t miss future web … Continue reading

No Lions in Paris

For centuries, travel writing has shaped the way we view the world. But when’s the last time you heard from a travel writer with cerebral palsy? Meet Musa from L’Arche Kenya In this web episode from L’Arche International, Musa Kirokote … Continue reading

Lessons in Vulnerability: An Interview with Agnes Chawadi

Agnes Chawadi was a founding live-in assistant for two years at L’Arche St. Louis. Prior to her work with L’Arche St. Louis, she was involved with L’Arche London and L’Arche India.  She currently provides home care to seniors. How did … Continue reading

Sharing Gifts in Love

James Schreiner of L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. shared with Eighth Day Faith Community about joy, love, forgiveness, and commitment. From December 2015 to March 2016, James will be living with a L’Arche community in India.

Jean Vanier Photo by Templeton Prize/John Morrison

Jean Vanier’s Comfort and Joy

Jean Vanier created L’Arche – a unique community for [intellectually] disabled adults – to nurture a different kind of life: one focused on connection rather than commerce. More than 50 years later, Ian Brown goes on a journey to understand how … Continue reading

The Lesson of Falling Pecans

Pecan trees bear fruit every two years, or so I was told. We have two in our front yard, which is my visual horizon during the day. When I look up from my computer, I can literally see pecan nuts … Continue reading

L’Arche International Launches Web Series

People who have intellectual disabilities live in the shadows of a persistent view—present in all cultures—that they are the undesirables. This is one of our world’s significant injustices. It is one we can change. L’Arche International’s web series, As I Am, … Continue reading