Last year we raised nearly $13,000 and we are proud to say that every dollar directly benefitted L’Arche Syracuse. We have had generous community support in the past, and this event is truly a celebration of our model of “shared life” which is at the heart of the way of life at L’Arche. Our core members, assistants, extended families, supporters and friends welcome the entire community to BREAK BREAD with us.
This year for the month of August, L’arche will be putting on at art show at Provision’s Bakery in Armory Square. The show will feature paintings by core members and assistants centered on the theme of relationship.
Most of the Paintings were done in L’arches weekly art class, where some members of the L’arche community gather to share life and make art. The latest painting project started with a group discussion in art class about the word relationship. We shared our ideas about what the word meant to us, and then we went through hundreds of photos and took turns picking ones that showed relationship well. We all agreed that pictures showing people playing games or hugging showed relationship better than pictures with one person smiling at the camera. As we selected photos of people in relationship, we did an activity where we connected them with lines on a big poster so that we ended up with a beautiful spider web of relationships.
Finally we all chose a photo to be transferred to canvas, and be began painting! The results are beautiful and they will be on display later in the summer alongside other work about relationship by L’arche community members who don’t attend the art class. We hope that you can stop by and check it out! -Dan Katz, Assistant
As many of you know, we lost Eric Schwarzlander after a brief but very serious illness in the hospital. He has lived with us in L’Arche for the past 26 years and his birthday would have been tomorrow, Saturday May 14th, and he would have turned 55. We are sad and share our loss with his parents and his siblings.
It is confirmed that the funeral will be 1pm on Tuesday at St. Lucy’s Church. The memorial service will be Quaker style with silence, some people speaking if they feel moved, Taize songs and Lord’s prayer. Immediately following there will be snacks in the gym of St. Lucy’s prepared by the Remby/Radion family.
Our Beloved Harold Brunet
The community mourns the passing of our beloved core member, Harold (aka "HB" and "Harry") Brunet. With his gentle ways and warm hugs he made many friends during his 38 years in L'Arche Syracuse. Please keep HB, his family and his L'Arche family in your prayers.
L’Arche’s 50th Anniversary
We have recently concluded a year-long celebration of L'Arche's golden “Jubilee” anniversary across the 146 communities in 35 countries. And to think it all began on August 4, 1964, when Jean Vanier welcomed Raphaël Simi and Philippe Seux into a small home in Trosly-Breuil, France!