Jean Vanier in his home, Trosley-Breuil France, 2013

PRESS RELEASE from the TEMPLETON FOUNDATION - March 11, 2015 Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, a revolutionary international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize. L’Arche encourages people toward mutually transformative relationships, where those who help are transformed by those they encounter. Vanier discovered that those people … [Read more...]

New People Bring New Energy and New Life


Thelus George and Mary Anne Larcina are the two women in this lovely picture. Thelus, who died in October at the age of 90, had been a member of Daybreak for 42 years. Mary Anne lives at Brookwood House where Thelus had been a founding member, and where she remained closely connected until the very end. Mary Anne and Thelus had never lived together, but they formed a friendship of great tenderness. Thelus was a good cook and she had taken … [Read more...]

“The Seeds of L’Arche” a talk by Sr. Sue Mosteller

Kelly Library - Sue Mosteller from L'Arche Daybreak on Vimeo. Storytelling is at the heart of L'Arche, and Sue is an extraordinary storyteller! Sue is among a group of early pioneers in L'Arche whose connection and commitment go back to the very early days of the "seeding" of L'Arche. Arriving at Daybreak in 1972, she became the second Community Leader, and later the first International Leader after Jean Vanier. She is currently the … [Read more...]

A Public Lecture on L’Arche – October 29, 4 pm 2014

Maryanne Larcina (left) and Pamela Cushing

Jean Vanier, L’Arche, and the Unfolding of a Radical Idea in Disability and Care Announcement: Please join us on October 29, 2014 at 4 pm in Charbonnel Lounge on the St. Michael's Campus, University of Toronto. "Truly radical ideas are often only revealed as such by years of both exposure and distilling. Jean Vanier had a sort of early crowd-sourcing style as he nurtured the kernel of his beatitudes-inspired vision and invited others to help … [Read more...]