Welcome to Inner Life. Through this monthly newsletter, sent out by email and which you can find here, we want to open up a conversation with you, and with all those seeking inspiration and spiritual nourishment. Each month we ask a different contributor to answer one or other of these questions:
- “What nourishes your inner life?”
- “Can you tell us about an encounter that has transformed you?”
This newsletter will evolve in link with the feedback we get, so don’t hesitate to react, to respond to us, to share with us what has touched you, what has jarred with you, and perhaps what has chimed with you.
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Meet my teachers
April 2023 – This month, Inner Life goes to the backyard with Laura DeMaria. A member from L’Arche board of directors in the Washington area, Laura likes to sit with the small birds. This is how she nourishes her inner life.
March 2023 – Inner Life takes you to Africa, where the former director of L’Arche Kenya, Maurice Muthiga, tells us how he was transformed by his meeting with Musa.
Back to simplicity
January 2023 – To celebrate two years of Inner Life (yes, already!), Olivier Debray, the president of L’Arche Belgium, takes us back to a little simplicity : this is how he nourishes his inner life, after all!
Triumph at the back of the pack
November 2022 – When he had to run a 23 km trail, Christian Petiteau, community leader of L’Arche Le Sénévé in France, made a poor performance on a sport’s level, but an amazing travel “in the landscapes of our humanity”
Like swallows on the wing
October 2022 – Deputy Leader for the region of Hauts-de-France / Normandie within L’Arche in France, Elisabeth Laurent remembers an encounter that transformed her : the one she made when she met Claudine Didou, in the 90s, at L’Arche Les Sapins.
On the track of the Snow Panther
September 2022 – A great friend of La Ferme, an Irishman, a catholic priest, Phil Kearney contributes here with a reflexion he wrote after seeing a beautiful documentary called ‘The Snow Panther’. It is the story of an encounter, a special one indeed.
The story of a caramel square
July 2022 – A great friend of La Ferme, member of our board of directors, Curt Armstrong is american. Curt recalls an encounter that changed him, one that took place more than 40 years ago. There’s also a caramel square involved.
A Christmas Conversation
June 2022 – A computer scientist and a filmmaker, Fabio Bertagnin is also a consecrated layman and a member of the Focolare Movement.
Fabio remembers here about a conversation he once had, on a Christmas evening, with a Muslim friend.
A late afternoon prayer
May 2022 – Australian, former deputy leader of L’Arche International, Eileen Glass recalls a time of prayer shared with Sue, during a late afternoon of 1977 : this is a moment that changed everything for Eileen.