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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The Small Things
November 2021 – Director of the Christian Office for Persons with a Disability in Paris after spending 25 years in L’Arche, Philippe de Lachapelle explains us how he nourishes his inner life : on a bicycle.
Eat, pray, celebrate
October 2021 – Former leader of L’Arche UK, now leading the “Charter Process” for L’Arche International, John Sargent tells us here about the encounter with Brian : a life-changing one !
The Way of the agnostic
November 2021 – Born to a Chinese mother and a German father, now the director of the most recent L’Arche community in Germany, Landsberg, Bianca Berger considers herself an agnostic, yet with a strong inner life. Here’s how she nourishes it.
The Shared Meal
July 2021 – After serving L’Arche for a long time as director of the community of La Merci, in Charente (France), Eric Devautour recently retired. When asked “Your inner life, how do you nourish it?”, Eric has an answer of his own, where “nourish” is not a vain word.
June 2021 – A Hindu, previously the national leader of L’Arche in India, today the International Delegate for several countries in the L’Arche federation, Rajeevan CC recalls his first night at L’Arche, and that moment when he wanted to flee. But the guardian stood up.
May 2021 – A missionary priest who has been living in Benares, India, for over ten years, Yann Vagneux is also the brother of Laurent, a member of the community of La Ferme with an intellectual disability. Here, Yann recalls the encounter of Ksheersagar, an encounter that transformed him.
The Baker’s Revolution
April 2021 – A long-term member of L’Arche UK, now an editor and translator with L’Arche International, Jim Cargin describes for us the revolutionary gesture of a simple baker.
March 2021 – A German living in the United States, a former communications manager for L’Arche International, now the national leader of L’Arche USA, Tina Bovermann tries to stay permeable.
The Kingdom in daily life
February 2021 – A long-time member of L’Arche in France, Michèle Dormal carried the responsibility of spiritual life for L’Arche international in her final mandate. Here, Michèle answers the question « What nourishes your inner life? »
Painting With God
January 2021 – British, former L’Arche assistant in the UK Katharine Hall is now a contemplative Anglican nun, and also a painter.
Here, Katharine answers the question « What nourishes your inner life? »