Date posted: Feb 27, 2019
featuring video with members of the L’Arche community
How can the embrace of human vulnerability lead us towards relationships of communion? What spiritual transformations come about when we begin to recognize insecurity and powerlessness as fundamental aspects of being human? Jean Vanier and the communities of L’Arche that he founded, people with and without disabilities living side-by-side as family, offer a sign to the world that such questions can lead us along a “way of the heart” towards a deeper encounter with one another and with God. This course examines some fundamental principles of the wisdom that Vanier and L’Arche have discovered and invites the participant to engage the transformative power of vulnerability in their own communities.
Week 1: Love Transforms Chaos
Week 2: Belonging: Breaking Down Walls
Week 3: Belonging: The Way of the Heart
Week 4: The Path to Freedom
Week 5: Living Community: Interdependence, Forgiveness, and the Gentle Power of God
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Jean Vanier. Becoming Human. Paulist Press; 2 edition. 2008
ISBN-10: 0809145871; ISBN-13: 978-0809145874
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the preparation and interaction online.
Jean Vanier (text), founder of L'Arche
Thomas N. Murphy (course designer)
L’Arche community members featured in #AsIAm (videos)