Remembering Ted Stone

Remembering Ted Stone

Father Ted, a soft-spoken and humble man, whose posture, walk, glances and attentiveness seemed to be directed to something - or better, Someone - much larger than himself. 

How do you get ready for Christmas?

How do you get ready for Christmas?

In community, there are people that guide us all in the marking of time and seasons. Noah, a core member who lives in Peace House, is one of those people.

Advent: Waiting for the Baby

Advent: Waiting for the Baby

When thinking about the anticipation and preparation for the babies in his family, Anders explained, “It was like Advent because we were waiting for their births.”  He spoke of the ways that his family prepared their homes and made plans for the new baby. He also spoke of the ways that Angel House and his church have readied themselves for the birth of Jesus at Christmas

Celebrating Advent

Celebrating Advent

Together, we enter into the season of Advent. Read this Advent prayer from Henri Nouwen.

The things L'Arche teaches me

The things L'Arche teaches me

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.

L'Arche is a community of faith.

L'Arche is a community of faith.

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.

L'Arche is a place of high quality care

L'Arche is a place of high quality care

"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 that everyone has something to give and to receive."

L'Arche is a place of belonging

L'Arche is a place of belonging

Evangeline, House Coordinator in Friendship House writes, "Homecoming. Belonging. It’s this ability to be sent off well, and to be welcomed home with beautifully open arms."