What is L'Arche?
L’Arche (pronounced "larsh") is an international community of adults with and without disabilities living together, founded fifty years ago in France by Jean Vanier as an ecumenical and inter-religious community with roots in the Catholic tradition. Since 1964, young volunteers from around the world have come to live in L’Arche communities for some period of time to learn the “art of presence” and the beauty of friendship with adults with disabilities through its community life.
St. Thomas Center for Ministry and the L’Arche Rome community have established a summer service program for St. Thomas students. Qualified students will be given the opportunity to spend 6-8 weeks in June and July to live and serve in the L’Arche community of Rome.