There were 60-80 of us walking together: daily life members, family members, friends, board members, members from the L'Arche community in Mexico City, our PACOS friends...and more. We sang and chanted together the entire way. Viva El Arca! Throughout the day, I was aware of our friends in L'Arche around the world having their own unique celebrations- honoring 50 years of L'Arche. I was holding them in my thoughts and prayers...and I know they were holding us in theirs.
“We mark a time of Jubilee in order to be strengthened for the journey ahead. We are a pilgrim people, sharing a journey. We have a sense of our destination and we are not sure of what lies ahead. We need each other, not simply in a collective sense but we need each member to contribute her or his gift. The actions of remembering, of reconciliation, of renewing relationships, of celebrating and giving thanks, enable us to become more aware of our identity and then with renewed hope and energy we can go forward in
living our mission.”