Supporting Each Other in Our Grief.
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in Our Grief
The International Federation of over 120 L’Arche Communities was founded in 1964 by Jean Vanier in France. In order to further Jean Vanier’s vision of creating compassionate communities where people of all backgrounds and abilities can fulfill their full potential and live dignified, meaningful lives, the first community in Canada opened in the Toronto area in 1969.
Today, there are two vibrant L’Arche communities in the Toronto area engaging many people of diverse backgrounds. People with developmental disabilities and “assistants” live and share life together. Partofthat life has been to grieve the loss of friends. The following is some of our experience and wisdom.
signposts of our lives, after which we are never the
Joan Chittister from Gospel Days
Greg visiting his mother while she was in the hospital before she died
something better – either around us or within
Joan Chittister- Gospel Days