Relationship - Transformation - Sign

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 13th: December Community Night-- 7-8:30pm -- Glendale Lutheran Church (1365 N Sappington Rd, 63122). This month's theme will be Advent.

Tuesday, December 20th: Christmas Singalong! -- 7-8:30pm -- Sunrise House (2900 Marshall Ave, 63143). Come and enjoy some hot cocoa and Christmas spirit. All voices welcome!

Community Nights -- the 2nd Tuesday of each month (unless announced otherwise), 7-8:30pm at Glendale Lutheran Church (1365 N Sappington Rd, 63122). All are welcome. Get community updates, participate in a monthly-themed activity, have snacks and mingle.

 

Click here to read our latest newsletter, which includes updates on our new home!  

Assistant Openings

We have an opening for a live-in or live-out full-time Assistant. Must be female due to support needs. For details please email office@larchestlouis.org or call our office at 314-405-8025.

Visit www.larcheusa.org to learn more about live-in and live-out assistant opportunities in our region.

 

Welcome to L'Arche St Louis

L'Arche (French for "the Ark") are communities of people with and without intellectual disabilities, as members of an International Federation.

In June 2011, L'Arche St. Louis opened its first home as the 17th L'Arche community in the USA.

We are an expansive network of people, including community members sharing life in the home in Maplewood, dedicated board and committee members, and the many friends and supporters who make this community a reality.

As a L'Arche community, we aim "to offer not a solution, but a sign, a sign that a society, to be truly human, must be founded on welcome and respect for the weak and downtrodden" (Charter of the Communities of L'Arche). Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.

As we continue to grow our community, we seek to follow the mission of L'Arche which is to:

  • Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationship.
  • Foster an environment in communities that responds to the changing needs of members. being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.

We invite you to click on "Participate" above to learn how to become a part of our community. Click on "About Us" to learn more about our founding story, leadership, and how to "contact us." Come and see how you can be transformed by L'Arche.

 

L'Arche in the News

Dec. 3, 2015 - Commonweal Magazine, "A Joy, Not a Nuisance: What the Disabled Taught Jean Vanier"

Dec. 2, 2015 - L'Arche International launches new web series #AsIAm, an invitation to imagine the world differently and to rejoice in who you are as you are.

May 20, 2015 - The world’s most vulnerable people honored by the awarding of the Templeton Prize 2015 to Jean Vanier. Click here to read the address given by Jean Vanier. View Article & Comments from Jean Vanier.

January 24, 2015 - Jean Vanier featured on the BBC Radio Listen at 1:43:10

October 30, 2014 - Jean Vanier & L'Arche receive 2014 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development & Solidarity. View Article

October 27, 2014 - "At L'Arche, those at the margins find love at the center." L'Arche in the Washington Post