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


“My Home in L’Arche” book launched

A wonderful book, My Home in L’Arche, has just been published by the Hunter Friends of L’Arche in Newcastle.

It is a superb publication and includes the stories of L’Arche communities around Australia, as well as individual reflections, artworks by people with a disability, transcripts of ABC radio interviews, Read more