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Eileen Schofield working on her art, including designs she creates as a paid employee of L'Arche GWDC.

Spatula baseball: L’Arche ‘leans into creativity’ during lockdown

Apr 2, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Faced with quarantines and stay-at-home orders, the four houses of L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. (GWDC) were forced to adjust to... Read more

Mary McAleese.

Mary McAleese writes to Pope Francis over Jean Vanier

Mar 5, 2020

The former Irish president told the pope she could leave the Catholic Church if the Holy See is found to... Read more

French founder of the Communaute de l'Arche (Arch community) Jean Vanier, 86, poses at home on September 23, 2014 in Trosly-Breuil.

Friend of Jean Vanier ‘heartbroken’ for abuse victims, but hopeful for the future of L’Arche

Feb 27, 2020

By Mary Farrow

On the news that Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L’Arche International, has been credibly accused of serially sexually abusing women,... Read more

Jean Vanier in Trosly, France, May 2012.

Canadian bishops lament Vanier's misconduct, while affirming value of L'Arche

Feb 25, 2020

The Canadian bishops' conference decried Monday the sexual misconduct of Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche International.  Read more

Jean Vanier at a Templeton Prize press conference in London March 11, 2015.

L’Arche reports sexual misconduct by founder Jean Vanier 

Feb 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

L’Arche International published the results Saturday of an independent investigation detailing sexual misconduct by its founder Jean Vanier with six... Read more

What people with intellectual disabilities can teach us about friendship

Dec 30, 2019

By Mary Farrow

When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did... Read more

Jean Vanier in 2015.

Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and founder of L'Arche, dies at 90

May 7, 2019

Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. Vanier will be mourned by his friends: the weak, the... Read more

Hospital.

L'Arche: Failures are 'systemic' in NHS treatment of the disabled

Apr 5, 2019

The international federation L’Arche says that a British hospital’s mistreatment of a man with Down syndrome in the weeks leading... Read more

New documentary tells the story of L’Arche, Jean Vanier, and friendship

Mar 22, 2018

The French documentary “Summer in the Forest” depicts the lives of four disabled men and their unlikely friend: a philosopher... Read more