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Upcoming Events

L'Arche St. Louis Presents "Reel Stories": An evening with filmmaker Michael McDonald. Join the L'Arche St. Louis community in welcoming Michael to share his journey of filming people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Short films, discussion, Q & A. Michael is the filmmaker behind L'Arche's docu-series "As I Am." St. Louis University High School - Theater, 4970 Oakland Ave. Event begins at 7pm. Click here to see the flyer!

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

Check back soon for info about our August Ice Cream Social!

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

Click here to read our founder Jean Vanier's recent letter to communities. 


Join L'Arche! Current Openings

L'Arche St. Louis is a dynamic, faith-centered community of people with and without intellectual disabilities sharing homes and life together. We currently having openings in two positions. L’Arche offers an exceptional and life changing adventure in friendship, self-discovery, and faith. We are looking for people who have an open heart, a willingness to learn, a commitment to personal growth, and a belief in the unique sacredness of every person.  We will provide training.  Send inquiry or resume to: or call our office at (314) 405-8025. Both opportunities are full-time with benefits. 

Live-In House Coordinator: Click here for role description.

Live-In Assistant: Click here for role description.


Welcome to L'Arche St. Louis

The Mission of L'Arche:

  • 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.

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