Our Journey Home

Orbis Books, 1997

Rediscovering a common humanity beyond difference.

Drawing on thirty years since the founding of the l'Arche communities, Vanier describes the beauty and holiness of life and the need to overcome the various divisions that separate us from one another. Vanierís work is a call to unity founded on the covenant of love to which God is calling all community members. This calling implies welcome and respect for differences. Unity at líArche presupposes that the most vulnerable in each community is at the centre, paradoxically holding the community together. In this way each community is in solidarity with one another. Vanierís message is clear: The communities of líArche want to be in solidarity with the poor of the world, and with all those who take part in the struggle for justice.