With 17 core members and 35 assistants (everyone is considered an assistant, including the community leader, assistant director, etc.), several volunteers and countless friends, L’Arche Irenicon is a healthy community of people leading simple lives in the L’Arche tradition.
Like all L’Arche communities in the United States, L’Arche Irenicon in Haverhill, MA is an ecumenical community and welcomes people from all faith and traditions as well as atheists. Life at L’Arche Irenicon is busy and active. At the center of community life are the Thursday night gatherings for prayer and special celebrations. Celebrations and rituals have and always will anchor the community in the L’Arche traditions.