L’Arche’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
By Michael Richard
The Grand Finale of L’Arche’s 50th anniversary celebrations in the United States took place over the last weekend of May in Washington D.C. All eighteen American communities sent representatives – from our founding community of Erie, PA to our newest, Atlanta, GA.
L’Arche Irenicon sent over thirty of our members to the festivities and unveiled a significant change after thirty-two years in the federation… A new name! L’Arche Irenicon will hereafter be known as L’Arche Boston North.
While in D.C., our members enjoyed exploring the city’s many attractions and participated in L’Arche’s numerous events. We prayed, danced, sang and occasionally slept over four days at American University. And yes, we all got t-shirts.