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Blog 6th December 2017

Celebrating Advent

As we begin Advent, a season of holy waiting and expectation, we offer you a prayer written by Henri Nouwen, a priest and writer who lived in L'Arche for many years.

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Blog 6th December 2017

Gratitude for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a social media empowered day of giving, following "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday".

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Stories 22nd November 2017

The things L’Arche teaches me

I am so very grateful for this past year in L’Arche Chicago, for the lessons I have learned and love I have received.

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Blog 21st November 2017

L’Arche is a community of faith.

L’Arche is a community of faith, founded on trust in God and the transforming power of mutual relationship.

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Blog 10th November 2017

L’Arche is a place of high quality care

About this time last year the Chicago Tribune began a series of articles on the deplorable conditions in many Illinois group homes. Reporters documented hundreds of cases of abuse and neglect, the most extreme of which resulted in death.

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Blog 7th November 2017

L’Arche is a place of belonging

Homecoming. Belonging. It’s this ability to be sent off well, and to be welcomed home with beautifully open arms.

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Stories 27th October 2017

Jean and Katie Share Their Story

At Community Night this month, Jean and Katie shared the interview that they did for StoryCorps a couple of years ago.  In the interview, Jean speaks of the institution she lived in before moving to L'Arche.  She speaks of the pain and the challenges of this time, and of what it was like to move into L'Arche. 

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Artist Spotlight 27th October 2017

Celebrating the Artists

L'Arche friends went along to cheer on and celebrate their housemates at the Awards Show. 

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Stories 26th October 2017

No “Right” Way to Live in L’Arche

Before Kate moved to L'Arche in India and L'Arche in Bangladesh, she lived in L'Arche Chicago. She shares beautifully of the joys, challenges, and gratitude she has encountered on this journey in L'Arche all around the world.

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Blog 25th October 2017

A Community Conversation in Oak Park

L'Arche Chicago was pleased to take part in the first Community Conversation on Faith & Disability on Thursday, October 19 sponsored by the Chicago Disability Coalition of which L'Arche is a member.

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L'Arche Benefit 25th September 2017

Gratitude for the Heart of L’Arche Benefit and Auction

The first annual Heart of L’Arche Benefit and Auction was a fantastic success, due to the generosity of so many of our family and friends. To everyone who was a part of this day, thank you very, very much! Together, we raised $17,000!

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Blog 25th September 2017

Making sure the coffee is made

The Charter of Communities of L’Arche states, “Home life is at the heart of a L'Arche Community.

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