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920 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY, 13204
United States

(315) 479-8088

We are people with and without disabilities sharing life in a community of faith. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our life together. We are a part of an international federation of L'Arche communities.

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Past Events

Some members of the L'Arche Community will present the play "The Good Shepard" Nov 1st before our Potluck dinner.  Call the office at 479-8088 if you'd like to join us at 5:45 at the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave.  All are welcome!

Some members of the L'Arche Community will present the play "The Good Shepard" Nov 1st before our Potluck dinner.  Call the office at 479-8088 if you'd like to join us at 5:45 at the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave.  All are welcome!

What is mutual relationship?  Come and see- Provisions Bakery Aug 4-30

What is mutual relationship?  Come and see- Provisions Bakery Aug 4-30

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

 

 

Jeff Hale

We are so sad about losing Jeff Hale on Tuesday morning July 5th.   He has been with us for 38 years as a Core Member.  Jeff was a valued son, uncle and brother. He loved his family. Jeff was also a beloved member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.  He had worshiped and served there for over 20 years. 

We are so sad about losing Jeff Hale on Tuesday morning July 5th.   He has been with us for 38 years as a Core Member. 

Jeff was a valued son, uncle and brother. He loved his family. Jeff was also a beloved member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church.  He had worshiped and served there for over 20 years. 

Welcome Kristen!

Kristen came to Galster Home several weeks ago and we look forward to introducing her in our Summer Newsletter!  Welcome Kristen!

Kristen came to Galster Home several weeks ago and we look forward to introducing her in our Summer Newsletter!  Welcome Kristen!

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.

Eric Schwarzlander

Eric Schwarzlander

Welcome Paola! 

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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!