We just celebrated my one year anniversary here at L’Arche Chicago, and my six year anniversary in L’Arche. And I just keep learning and receiving so, so much. When I stop to think about what I have learned this year, I can almost physically feel my heart expanding.
We have faith in an abundant love that actively fills in the cracks of our relationships, allowing us to name areas of disappointment, celebrate areas of giftedness, and continue on in kindness. Our faith holds our community together in times of beauty and in times of fracture, and it will continue to shape us for years to come.
"Sure, smaller houses make it easier to spot and respond to a problem early, but the biggest difference between L’Arche and traditional group homes is that assistants aren’t just here to do a job...We enter into relationships with each other with the understanding thateveryone has something to give and to receive."
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.