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Obituary of Peter Toohey

Rest in Peace Peter Toohey Peter Toohey’s sudden passing on 9 July was a shock to us all – his calendar was still full with commitments to the many individuals and groups to whom he gave so generously of his time. His Requiem Mass on 2 August at St Joseph’s Priory in Perth was a wonderful celebration of a life well lived. Known for his humility, he would have been amazed at the number of people who came to farewell him. As a music lover he would have rejoiced in the selection of music, from the entry hymn ‘Here I [...]

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 […]

Retreat for L’Arche

  Choosing Community in an Era of Individualism Retreat for L’Arche   30 March – 5 April 2019 B. P 21-23 rue d’Orleans 60350 Trosly-Breuil, FRANCE Following on from the success of the 2017 Retreat in Trosly, France that L’Arche Australia coordinated for members in Australia and New Zealand, we are delighted to host another retreat in Trosly. Trosly is where l’Arche was founded and it has an unique place in our story. The theme of this retreat is ‘Choosing community in an era of individualism’ and will focus on how you and we build, choose and develop community in Australia today. […]