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This year Lent felt like it started last Saturday, not Ash Wednesday. I, like many of you, woke to the stomach-turning news that Jean Vanier used his power to manipulate and sexually assault 6 women over many decades.
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L’arche is home. Laughing, sharing life and being amazed with joy and gratitude were part of my daily routine. It is hard for me to articulate the significance of my time at L’arche. Attempting to name this experience and the effects it has had on me, like any experience, inevitably falls woefully short. This is especially true of an encounter that largely came not from the intellect, but from the heart.