4th Week of Lent – Celebration


4th Week  of Lent


L’Arche Spirituality Learning Guide, Chapter 3

Forgiveness and celebration are at the heart of community. These are the two faces of love.

Celebration is a communal experience of joy, a song of thanksgiving. We celebrate the fact of being together; we give thanks for the gifts we have been given.

Celebration nourishes us, restores hope, and brings us the strength to live with the suffering and difficulties of everyday life.

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Celebration – John August Swanson


Jean Vanier on Celebration


  • Think of a celebration that was especially joyful and life-giving. What were the elements that made it special?

  • Can you name the key celebrations in your own life? How were you celebrated

  • How do you like to celebrate others?