Readers, today’s post is over at Miss Minimalist. It’s the latest post in Francine Jay’s “Real-Life Minimalists” series. You can find it here:  Real Life Minimalists: Caroline Garnet McGraw.

I’m honored to be posting there. Miss Minimalist is all about “living a beautiful life with less stuff.” Her recent book, The Joy Of Less, is a must-have if you’re interested in downsizing and simplifying (I’ve read it multiple times.) Francine is a gracious, articulate writer (on both practical and philosophical levels) and her site is an excellent resource for simplicity-seekers.

My post focuses on my experiences with simplicity within the L’Arche DC community. As Francine wrote, “[Caroline] tells us about her experiences living and working in a L’Arche community, and reminds us that it’s people, not things, that make our lives remarkable.”

Welcome to A Wish Come Clear, readers from Miss Minimalist!

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  1. Irene April 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM - Reply

    Great post at Miss Minimalist! I just wanted to pop over here to say that I am a huge admirer of L’Arche (several friends have worked with them) and it is great that you love your work there! I have a family member who could have greatly benefited from a place like L’Arche, but unfortunately there is none in my home country. (There was a Faith and Light community there for a while, but it closed.) Now I live in DC and have often thought I should get involved; maybe this is the time! Thanks again for a wonderful post and for the work that you do.

    • Caroline McGraw April 4, 2011 at 7:14 PM - Reply

      Thanks Irene ~ it’s great to hear from a friend of L’Arche! You are most welcome; do come and visit us in DC. If you head over to, there’s contact info. for our development team, who help with coordinating visitors and dinner guests. Would love to meet you sometime; I appreciate your encouraging words. 🙂

  2. Irene April 5, 2011 at 6:21 PM - Reply

    Thank you Caroline, for your welcoming words and the information!

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