“Astounding” is how one young person describes the story of L’ Arche. In 1964 Jean Vanier left the world of power and prestige to live with two men who had an intellectual disability. He was profoundly touched by their suffering and wanted to help. But he discovered that they wanted more than his help; they needed his friendship. He quickly realized that he had embarked upon a journey from which he would not turn back because of his commitment to the people he had welcomed.