Hunter FOL

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 […]

A message from Jean Vanier, our Founder

  Dear Friends in l’Arche, Jean Vanier, our Founder, sent a message through myself to acknowledge and celebrate our 40th Birthday party held by L’Arche Genesaret on March 9. I would like to share his message with you: Best wishes David Treanor National Leader _____ Peace and love to you all, I rejoice for these wonderful 40 years of the birth and growth of l’Arche in Australia and New Zeeland. I thank each one of you and especially Eileen. I remember when we met at an international meeting near Toronto. She asked when would I come to Australia I said […]

Share a Meal 2017!

Dear Friend, I’m writing today on behalf of L’Arche Australia to ask for your support help. We are continuing to use ‘Share a Meal’ as our main fundraising event during the month of August. We have chosen August as this is the month that L’Arche was founded in 1964 – August 4. This exciting national event will be a wonderful opportunity for those who care about inclusion and community, to gather over a meal and raise vital funds needed to provide care and support to those living with an intellectual disability. To ensure that the launch is a success we […]

L’Arche Hunter Community Gathering

L’Arche Hunter invites you to join our Community of people with intellectual disabilities, families and friends to share and pray together. Date: 7th May 2016 Day: Saturday Time: 12 – 4pm Venue: St. Matthews Anglican Church Hall 7 Wentworth Street Georgetown – Newcastle Our Community Gathering is the first Saturday of the month. Please Contact: Kath Bourke: 0447 696 505 Bev Rigby: (02) 4943 0450 Community Gathering 7 May 2016

Hunter

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 […]