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    Life Together

    Linda Garcia receives a blessing from the community following her annual goal-setting session.

  • Hazel and Yuko

    Gratuitous Love

    Hazel Pulliam teaches Yuko Gruber that love is never earned.

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    Celebrating 50 Years

    Walton Schofield celebrates L'Arche International's 50th with the traveling ark.

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    Sweet Summer

    Francene Short enjoys a summer party.

  • ES, SR, DG

    Freely Love

    Deb has taught me to give freely in love; that is enough. -Sarah Ruszkowski

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About Us

L'Arche is a community of people with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives together. Our mission is comprised of three elements:

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Annual Report Cover
December 2, 2014

Life Together: 2014 Annual Report

  Dear friends, As L’Arche founder Jean Vanier writes in his book Be Not Afraid, living together is difficult for human ….

Hazel Pulliam, Dottie Bockstiegel, James Schreiner, and Fritz Schloss enjoy the late afternoon sunshine on their front porch. Photo by Bethany Keener
November 6, 2014

At L’Arche, those at the margins find love at the center

by Michael Gerson, opinion writer, The Washington Post In an older, gentrifying, suburban Virginia neighborhood — the kind with porch flags ….

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier welcomes more than 2,000 members of the organization’s French community to an event in May at the start of the jubilee celebrations.
Photograph: Kayte Brimacombe
November 3, 2014

Jean Vanier and L’Arche Receive Award

Elizabeth Rankin, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame Jean Vanier and L’Arche Receive Notre Dame Award for International ….

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Prayer Night – D.C.

FromJanuary 6, 2015 6:15 pm To January 6, 2015 8:00 pm

Prayer Night – Arlington

FromJanuary 6, 2015 7:00 pm To January 6, 2015 8:00 pm

Board Meeting

FromJanuary 24, 2015 9:00 am To January 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Home Tour – Arlington

FromJanuary 25, 2015 5:00 pm To January 25, 2015 6:00 pm
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