BETHLEHEM – With so much joy, we welcomed yesterday 30 assistants and core members from L’Arche Le Sénevé in France, who are in the country to visit Nazareth, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The French group visited L’Arche Bethlehem and got to spend the day with our own staff, assistants and core members.

After welcoming our new friends, we were divided into 3 groups; one toured in the old city of Bethlehem and visited some of holy sites like the Nativity Church and the Milk Grotto, the second got to prepare lunch for everyone and the third spent time with us while we worked in the workshops.

After lunch, our guests talked to us about their lives and shared some of their experiences living and working together in their community.

Our meeting concluded with a dance, an exchange of gifts and a visit to Ma’an Lil-Hayat Boutique Hotel.

We thank our new friends for their valuable visit during which we had the opportunity to get to know the life dynamics of other l’Arche communities.