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Letters from Barbara Annan

File consists of a letter from Barbara Annan addressed to Joe Egan, a letter to Annan from Beth Porter, the Assistant's Coordinator at L'Arche Daybreak and a note from Connie Ellis, Nouwen's Assistant.

Letters from L'Arche Daybreak

File consists of letters from members of the L'Arche Daybreak community, including:
Joe Egan, John David Guido, members of The Green House, and a typed reflection on life at Daybreak by Susie (last name unknown). Includes the original letter sent to Nouwen by Joe Egan inviting him to live at Daybreak, (although it is dated December 4, 1985, It is attached to letters from 1986), as well as a map and directions to Daybreak, and a schedule of priorities for the community for the 1986-87 year. Materials have been annotated "file: Daybreak".

Letters from L'Arche

File consists of letters and newsletters from various members of the L'Arche community, in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Haiti, Honduras, including a copy of a long typed letter from Joe Egan of L'Arche Daybreak, inviting Nouwen to join their community.

L'Arche Audiovisual Collection

  • CA ON00389 C5
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 2004

Collection consists of audiovisual materials featuring recordings of events given by and used by members of l'Arche International/Internationale. This material includes 1708 audio cassettes, 37 videocassettes, 8 film reels, and 78 audio reels. Much of the material features recordings created at L'Arche retreats internationally, such as the Covenant Retreat, Renewal Retreat, and Faith and Light Retreat. Prominent speakers include Jean Vanier, Henri Nouwen, Joe Egan, Robert Larouche and Sue Mosteller.

The majority of the audio files feature Jean Vanier, usually speaking at retreats. The film reels are recordings made and collected by L'Arche Daybreak, and feature a CBC film on Daybreak (from 1970), pilgramages and trips made by Faith and Light and Daybreak. There is also a film reel of Jean Vanier.

Collection has been arranged into eight series:

  1. Head of House and regional meetings
  2. Covenant retreats
  3. Faith and Sharing
  4. Federation meetings
  5. Assistants' retreats and meetings
  6. L'Arche Renewals
  7. Other events, talks, and speakers
  8. Audio reels and film reels

Collection also includes a binder which functioned as a catalogue for many of the cassettes that were housed at l'Arche Daybreak until 2004 and 2006. This binder is located in series 7.

L'Arche Daybreak (Association)

Covenant Journey 1989

File consists of 17 audio cassettes featuring talks given at a Covenant Journey Retreat in 1989. There are varying speakers and titles. The talks were given in French, but have been translated into English.