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December 4, 2012

An Advent Prayer

Loving God, with your help, I am growing in gratitude for life, just as life is. Thank you for all the ….

November 8, 2012

L’Arche to Host Advent Retreat

“We believe that each person has a gift—something special and uniquely their own to offer the world. But, like the flame ….

October 24, 2012

Let Our Voices Be Heard

A particular highlight of the June L’Arche International General Assembly in Atlanta was Tim Shriver’s opening address. The chairman and CEO ….

October 3, 2012

Full of Grace: Learning How to Be

Since the very first time I heard the song, my two favorite lines of “Be God’s” were always “Where there is ….

August 20, 2012

Rabbits of the New Ark

I’ve been to a lot of the sites on the National Mall by now—the Capitol, a few of the Smithsonians, the ….

August 20, 2012

National Down Syndrome Congress Advocacy Day on The Hill

When I applied to become an assistant at L’Arche and read in my role description that I would “advocate for and ….

June 21, 2012

Stepping Into the Water

There is an old midrash—a rabbinic story that expands on incidents in the Bible—about the parting of the Red Sea. The ….

June 11, 2012

The Affirmation Mirror

Affirm: 1 a : validate, confirm b : to state positively; 2 : to assert (as a judgment or decree) as ….

May 22, 2012

L’Arche and the Temple: Jonathan Groves Finds His Spiritual Home

By summer’s end, Jonathan Groves will be a full-fledged Jew. It seems like a leap for the son of a Southern ….

May 3, 2012

The Circle of Promise Surrounding L’Arche

We found our communities on a simple promise of a home for life for people with intellectual disabilities. Everything else is ….