Gatherings for spiritual reflection

Desert Morning

We gather together on the first Tuesday of every month for “Desert Morning”, a time of input and reflection. Many spiritual traditions recognise “the desert” as a symbolic place of reflection and withdrawal in order to be refreshed to re-engage with the joys and challenges of daily living.

Come and join us at 20 Jensen St, Hughes, from 9.30-11am, for reflection and a simple morning tea.

Open Prayer

Open Prayer is held every fourth Monday evening at St Alban’s Anglican church, Chappell St, Lyons, from 7pm.

As the name suggests, it’s open to anyone who might like to join with the L’Arche Genesaret community for a time of prayer and community connection. Each evening usually follows a particular theme, is inclusive of people with an intellectual disability, and involves singing and contemplative silence.

L’Arche Gensaret is non-denominational and welcomes people from all faiths & spiritualties and those with no particular religious belief or affiliation.


Annual Fundraising Dinner

Our annual fundraising dinner for 2015 hosted by the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, which was scheduled for October 22, is now cancelled and re-scheduled for April 2016. We will advise details early next year. We thank the Order of St Lazarus for their long association and friendship with L’Arche Genesaret.


L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 50th International Jubilee


L’Arche Genesaret in Canberra, a community of people with and without intellectual disability, is celebrating the 50th Jubilee of L’Arche International at a dinner next month.

More than 200 people have booked for the event on Saturday 16 August at the Hellenic Club, Woden to celebrate the beginning of L’Arche in France in 1964 when founder Jean Vanier and three men with an intellectual disability created home together in a spirit of mutuality, belonging and friendship.

Keynote speaker will be Ms Eileen Glass, AM, of Canberra, who is Vice-International Leader of L’Arche and a long-time member of L’Arche Genesaret, Read more