Stories from my life in community
Paperback |296 pp |216 x 135 mm
eBook |296 pp
‘Beth Porter is close at our side in this book as she shares her story of the “accidental friendships” that emerge through her L’Arche experience, leading her deeper into self-knowledge and selfless attention. What she discovers is no less than the transformative relationships that create true community.’
‘This book is an eloquent and detailed description of several decades of community living. To read it is to feel deeply the joy and belonging of these experiences and to realize a new meaning of humanity.’
As L’Arche Daybreak and L’Arche Canada approach their 50th anniversary, this beautifully-written memoir tells the inside story of daily life with people with learning disabilities in this unique community. It is full of touching, sometimes amusing, but always life-affirming stories from the life together of Beth Porter, who has been a part of the L’Arche Daybreak community for nearly forty years, and other members of the community, and charts Beth’s own spiritual journey during this time. The book includes a chapter about Henri Nouwen’s time as part of the Daybreak community.