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1955 – Moved to L’Abri, Switzerland

April 2019

In 1948, the Schaeffer family moved to Switzerland and in 1955 established the community called L’Abri (French for “the shelter”). Serving as both a philosophy seminar and a spiritual community, L’Abri attracted thousands of young people, and was later expanded into Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.