CBC “Ideas” Features L’Arche’s 50th -Sep 2 and 9, 2014

Tune in to a L’Arche Radio Documentary Tuesday September 2, 9 pm on CBC 99.1 in Toronto HOW TO DO ORDINARY THINGS, Part 1 “Love doesn’t mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.” In 1964, Jean Vanier bought a little house in northern France and invited […]

Growth in Ontario, by John Guido, 2014

Last year at the National Council, Hollee Card shared this picture of a bridge in Choluteca, Honduras. It is still standing after Hurricane Mitch, but the river has moved. It’s a solid bridge, but it is a bridge to nowhere. L’Arche at all levels is exploring new ways for growth of the ways we share […]

L’Arche Ontario Regional Gathering, 2014

Highlights from our Regional Gathering -Waterloo Ontario, June 2014 Video highlights from our L’Arche 50th Anniversary Celebration in Waterloo: L’Arche Ontario Regional Gathering 2014 – Highlights from L'Arche Canada on Vimeo. Jean Vanier reminisced about his days as a professor at St Michaels College, U of T, in the months when he was called to […]

L’Arche International General Assembly – June 2012

L’Arche International, a federation of over 130 L’Arche communities celebrates together twice each decade with delegates attending from each community. This year over 500 participants took part in a wonderful jam-packed week together in Decatur Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Patrick Fontain and Eileen Glass, were confirmed as the new International Leader and International Vice-Leader […]

Me and Mel –a journey of discovering and living the mission – John Guido, 2011

~ John Guido, Regional Coordinator for L’Arche Ontario We met in 1985, when I came to live at L’Arche Daybreak where Mel had been living for 13 years. Mel was 43, has a developmental disability and is legally blind; I was 23, a graduate of Notre Dame University and had just left the seminary. Both […]

L’Arche Ontario joins the Western Region Pilgrimage – September 2011

Colette Halferty and Kim Lageer from L’Arche Daybreak represented the L’Arche communities of the Ontario Region on September 16 and 17, 2011 as part of the Western Region Pilgrimage. L’Arche communities in the Western Region are: Saskatoon, Winnepeg, Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton, Greater Vancouver, and Comox Valley. Kim and I had such an adventure in travelling […]

Robert Hajjar: Believe in Yourself!

To kick off the 3-day Regional Gathering, Robert Hajjar – founder of IdealWay – inspired the 240 + members of L’Arche Ontario with this energetic and moving talk. Robert Hajjar – keynote speaker at the L’Arche Ontario Regional Gathering from L'Arche Ontario on Vimeo.

Slideshow – Creating the Crafts for the Marketplace

A video slideshow of L’Arche members in Ontario creating some of the arts and crafts that were exhibited at the Marketplace during the Regional Gathering. Click on the thumbnails to visit the Marketplace artwork

L’Arche Toronto – “The Beatitudes” performed by Sol Express

During our last morning together, the Sol Express performers helped to lead us in a beautifully dramatized version of The Beatitudes. Robert Gray narrates, directed by Cheryl Zinyk. June 10, 2011 During the closing prayer at our Regional Gathering, members of Sol Express (L’Arche Toronto) performed their version of The Beatitudes. Toronto, June 10, 2011

I Am – L’Arche Cape Breton

During our Regional Gathering last week, we had the great honour of having 3 guests from L’Arche Cape Breton. Some people may not have seen the powerful and moving video I Am that was made in 2009 in Cape Breton. Brian and Jonathan who joined our Gathering both starred in that production. This video has […]