L’Abri is a French word that means shelter. The first L’Abri community was founded in Switzerland in 1955 by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.
There are currently ten L’Abri communities scattered around the world and more information on each individual branch, as well as their current undertakings, can be found at: http://www.labri.org In short, we strive to be communities of “shelter” for people both inside and outside of the Christian faith, looking to find resolve or make peace with their doubts, concerns or problems with the claims that the Christian faith makes upon their lives and the world.
The Southborough branch of L’Abri opened for students in 1979, and continues to keep its doors open three terms per year, for short or long stays. Founders and branch directors, Dick and Mardi Keyes now live offsite, while continuing to be involved in the life of the branch. Resident workers include Joe and Sue Morrell, Ben Keyes and Nickaela Fiore-Keyes, Mary Frances Giles, and Sarah and Joshua Chestnut.
To learn more about life at Southborough, visit us online.
To inquire about coming to Southborough, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this blog gives an “online presence” to our life and work, we are not intending to create or foster a virtual community via the comment section, but instead our hope is to connect friends of L’Abri to some of our resources. If you have an issue or concern we prefer to engage in person. Please feel free to contact us via email or if you’re able to, come and stay with us.