L’Arche in Ontario – A Gathering in Toronto, June 16-18 2015

The Spirit Movers danced and led the finale.

Over 250 people gathered on the Toronto campus of Seneca College from June 16-18 for the Ontario Regional Gathering of L'Arche communities. Every delegate participated in small workshops as well as the affirmation of a new four-year Ontario Mandate, new Regional Leaders, and thanking John Guido for his past 12 years of leadership. John Guido was celebrated as he completed 12 years as the L’Arche Ontario Leader. Daybreak was John’s first … [Read more...]

Angela Radiates Joy!

Angela Palazzo holds her membership certificate and rose.

Our community continues to grow! Angela Palazzo is one of 11 new people at L’Arche Daybreak who were welcomed as Orientation Members to L'Arche. She participates in the Craft Studio and the Day Program and lives with her family in Richmond Hill. Angela, with her beautiful smile and positive outlook, faces challenges with determination and incredible inner strength. She is delighted to have found a place of belonging at L'Arche Daybreak and … [Read more...]

15th Annual Brothers of the Blade Picnic

Betty enjoying a ride!

The Brothers of the Blade hosted our community for the 15th year in a row! The connection started when Arliss Arrowsmith, a person with an intellectual disability, moved to L'Arche Daybreak. Her brother Bruce is a member of the Brothers of the Blade motorcycle group. The BoTB has rolled out the welcome carpet every year at the annual "Daybreak Picnic". Many people new to L'Arche came out to have fun and enjoyed their first ride on a Harley! … [Read more...]

Jean Vanier Talks About Winning the Templeton Prize and Why Religion Matters

Jean Vanier, 2015

Lisa Cataldo, a former assistant at L'Arche Daybreak spent some time with Jean Vanier in London, England just before the ceremony for the Templeton Prize. In this exclusive interview, Jean talks about receiving the award and why he thinks religion matters so much today. Lisa Cataldo, M.Div., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University in New York City. … [Read more...]

Why Was Jean Vanier Awarded the Templeton Prize?

Jean Vanier receives the Templeton Prize, London, UK May 28 2015

Sir John Templeton and Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. saw great value in the interplay of science and religion and wanted to recognize those whose faith (any) inspired their insights and discoveries as they sought to uplift humanity. They wanted to spotlight what these “entrepreneurs of the spirit” teach us about our human purpose. The prestigious gift will greatly assist all members of L’Arche and Faith & Light in their efforts to change how the … [Read more...]