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L’ARCHE ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF ITS FOUNDER JEAN VANIER

        PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2019 L’ARCHE ANNOUNCES THE DEATH OF ITS FOUNDER JEAN VANIER L’Arche today announced the death of its founder Jean Vanier, who died today in the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier in Paris. He was 90 years old. “Jean has left an extraordinary legacy,” said L’Arche International Leader Stephan Posner. “His Community of Trosly, the Communities of L’Arche, Faith and Light, many other movements, and countless thousands of people have cherished his words and benefited from his vision.” Vanier founded L’Arche in 1964 in response to the treatment that people with […]

L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years

Canberra 40 MEDIA RELEASE L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years The L’Arche Genesaret community in Canberra, one of the first co-residential groups for people with and without an intellectual disability in Australia, celebrated its 40th anniversary in Woden on 9 March. More than 190 guests, including L’Arche representatives from across Australia, gathered for an evening of stories and songs at the Canberra Southern Cross Club to celebrate the milestone, which also marks the foundation of L’Arche in Australia. Since its beginning, L’Arche has been at the forefront of radical social change spanning the past four decades. From the dismantling of [...]

Letter from Stephan Ponser, our International Leader

  Dear Friends, Sometimes we are tempted to look back and regret the good old days as if “before it was better”! I have often thought that the best way to pay tribute to our founders, to those to whom we owe our presence today, is not to copy them, but to be inspired by their vision and willingness to create something new. In short, not to copy the past, but to transform the present, to make it flourish. On your 40th anniversary, the 40th anniversary of L’Arche in Australia, it is this energy that I hope you will find […]

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Postal Address: P.O.Box 236, Hamilton NSW 2300. Ph: +61 2 4942 2010 Email: hunter@larche.org.au Email: hunter@larche.org.au There are three activities that are absolutely vital in the creation of a community. The first is eating together around the same table. The second is praying together. And the third is celebrating together. By celebrating I mean to laugh, to fool around, to have fun, to give thanks together for life. When we are laughing together with belly laughs we are all the same. Jean Vanier, Living Gently in a Violent World, p. 37 Hunter Friends of L’Arche is a community of about […]