Templeton Prize 2015 to Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier

The world’s most vulnerable people have been honored by the awarding of the prestigious Templeton Prize to Jean Vanier, co-founder of the L’Arche federation of communities. Jean Vanier has been awarded the Templeton Prize for 2015 for his innovative discovery of the central role of vulnerable people in the creation of a more just, inclusive and humane society. Read more


Tribute to Norma Rigby

L’Arche Genesaret gives thanks for the life and enormous contribution of Norma Rigby (9/2/1925-27/2/2015). Norma played a pivotal role in the formation of L’Arche in Australia. The following tribute, written by Eileen Glass AM, long-term Genesaret member and Vice International Leader of L’Arche, is published here with kind permission of Norma’s family & Eileen Glass. This tribute was read out at Norma’s funeral on Saturday 7 March at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Manuka, Canberra. Read more


Jubilant Celebration

On 16 August more than 230 people attended a celebration dinner at the Hellenic Club of Canberra to celebrate 50 years of L’arche in the world.

L’Arche began in Trosly-Breuil, France 50 years ago by Jean Vanier who heard the deep cry of people living with an intellectual disability for friendship and a place of belonging.

Eileen Glass, Vice International Leader, gave the key note address and challenged us Read more