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Stories 10th February 2020

The Grace of Being Together

I want to share a lesson I have been learning in my time at L’Arche Chicago. I‘ve been thinking a lot about graceful presence: what does it mean when someone enters my world and shares their life with me? Does it change how I think of myself?

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Blog 17th January 2020

Looking Back With Gratitude | Looking Forward with Hope

Happy new year and new decade!

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Blog 8th November 2019

Sharing coffee, sharing stories

Tim and Ryan have a routine of getting a drink at Sugar Fixe almost every Wednesday.

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Stories 1st November 2019

The Gift of Presence

Last week I found myself in an unexpected encounter at my job: I was in an office of a homeless shelter on the west side of Chicago, being offered potato chips and a hoodie sweatshirt from a dear social worker who had just celebrated her 76th birthday. As she passed over the chip bag to begin our meeting, she opened with this question: “Where did you learn how to be present with people?” 

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Blog 1st November 2019

Help Inspire Gratitude + Make An Impact

From now to #GivingTuesday (Dec 3, 2019), L’Arche Chicago invites you to inspire gratitude and raise needed support to create living environments that build resilience and independence in people living with intellectual disabilities.

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Blog 30th August 2019

A Place of Welcome

L’Arche Chicago provides quality care in comfortable homes for adults with intellectual disabilities (core members), as well as meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth for assistants who come to share life with them.

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Blog 31st July 2019

Sometimes Dinners Are Magical

The other day I was going about my day and I remembered a moment a few years back that speaks to something very special.

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Blog 1st July 2019

2019 L’Arche Chicago Golf Outing

This year’s golf outing was a great success and we have many people and organizations to thank! To the golfers, attendees and donors who provided support through presence and finances, thank you.

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Stories 1st July 2019

Thank You, God, For Giving Us L’Arche

L’Arche has been a part of my life in one way or another for almost six years. I joined the Edinburgh community in August 2013 and spent a year living in Creelha, one of four L’Arche homes in Edinburgh.

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Blog 21st May 2019

Come support L’Arche at the Good Earth Greenhouse & Cafe!

Come support L'Arche at the Good Earth Greenhouse & Cafe on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2!

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Blog 13th May 2019

Mike Marino: A Gentle Witness of God

Mike was - and is - a gentle witness of God. The prophet Isaiah speaks of the Servant of the Lord saying: “He will not cry out, nor shout, nor make his voice heard in the street.

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