The recent Faith and Sharing Retreat at the Carmelite Spiritual Center was a truly holy experience.

It was indeed "faith and sharing" in its truest meaning among the core members, assistants and friends of L'Arche. It was "faith" with all the various presentations during the day and "sharing" during the evening activities including the unbelievable dancing by young and old.

However, what touched me most, as Catholic, was that Mass was said by Father Ted Stone on Sunday morning. For those who do not know, Ted is the father of Tim Stone, a core member in Peace House for many years. It was very moving for me to see how Tim ably assisted his dad to celebrate Holy Mass. Father Stone delivered a wonderful homily.

For this and all the other uplifting hours during the retreat, I thank L'Arche.

Submitted by Joe Koller.