Bubble of the Month

The intent of the Bubble of the Month, a four page newsletter, is to provide you and your community with ideas and content that will support exploring and bringing to life the key elements of the Identity and Mission as outlined in the L’Arche Servant Leadership Model. This idea was called forward through the feedback in June and July by individuals and communities who wanted to findways to include core members and find ways to bring Servant Leadership to life as quickly as possible.

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  • Open to Mutual Relationship - April & May 2014

    Sharing life in mutually transformative relationships is central to L’Arche. In this newsletter we celebrate these deep friendships and reflect on their importance in our lives and to L’Arche.

  • Stand on Humble Ground - February & March 2014

    In the book Humilitas, John Dickson defines humility as the “noble choice to redirect your power in service of others” or the “willingness to hold power in service of others.” Humility has a lot to do with Servant Leadership! ...

  • Journey Together With Respect - December 2013 & January 2014

    We know this newsletter is coming to you at a time of year when there are many Advent activities in your community. Perhaps you can plan to do some of the activities from this newsletter in January...

  • Celebrate the Value of Each Person - October and November 2013

    Why is the meeting of each person and seeing each one as a gift from God so fundamental to Jean and to L’Arche? It is called out in the Identity & Mission of L’Arche… “We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another”...

  • Trust in God - July and August 2013

    There is so much that could be explored in this Bubble of the Month. We have focused on Jean Vanier’s strong belief in peace and desire for love in the world which is rooted in his Christian faith and also supported by many other faith traditions and human spirituality. This has led to celebration and deep respect for and between people with many differences...

  • Embrace the Identity & Mission - May 2013

    The choice of Embrace the Identity and Mission for the two months on either side of the General Assembly of L’Arche Canada is intentional. We hope this newsletter will support inspiration and reflection on L’Arche. It focuses on 4 questions. Does purpose matter? How can we engage more fully with the Identity & Mission of L’Arche?

  • Nurture Our Gifts & Growth - April 2013

    There is so much that could be explored in this Bubble of the Month. We have focused on YOU AS A LEARNER. Who are you learning from? How are you learning? How can you be more open to growth?

  • Shape a More Human Society - March 2013

    Welcome to the third Bubble of the Month! We hear that communities are finding ideas in these newsletters that are helpful in bringing to life the values of L’Arche.

  • Live in Joy – January 2013

    Welcome to the second Bubble of the Month! We have heard many stories of how you brought to life the November Bubble– Foster a Vibrant Community – See some stories on page 4 of this newsletter. We hope you find ideas on these pages to support you and your community in bringing to life the key elements of Live in Joy.

  • Foster a Vibrant Community – November 2012

    Welcome to the first Bubble of the Month! We hope you find some ideas in these pages that will support you and your community in exploring and bringing to life the key elements of Foster a Vibrant Community.



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