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Who we are

A community

The community of La Ferme is made up of a dozen lay people, single and married, with and without a disability, who share a life of prayer and a common daily life.

A spiritual center

Located in the village of Trosly-Breuil, in the region of Oise, at the heart of the forest of Compiègne, our spiritual centre is situated in renovated traditional farm buildings.

Our mission

Our mission is to develop the spiritual aspect, one of the four fundamental dimensions of L’Arche. Our mission is to offer L’Arche a place of formation and of deepening. Our mission is to offer to each person, wherever they come from, an experience of L’Arche.

Our history

Our history is closely linked to that of the L’Arche community at Trosly, and more broadly, to that of L’Arche. Located in the place where L’Arche was founded, La Ferme has a very particular story, being first guided by Father Thomas Philippe and later by Jean Vanier.

Integral Ecology

At L’Arche, the encounter with the person with a disability leads us to become aware of and come to terms with our own fragilities and limits. At La Ferme, we wish to commit ourselves to an integrated ecology, combining our responsibility for nature with a deep respect for human beings.

Our welcome

We run sessions for everyone, including online sessions. We also welcome groups, and individuals.

Outside the walls

We want to stay linked with those who are far away. The distance is not the end of the conversation.