Kevin S. Reimer argues that hope contributes to the development of maturity in moral identity. The context for this discussion is a research project on compassionate love in L’Arche communities. Best known through the writings of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen, L’Arche is a network of Christian homes for disabled individuals and their caregiver assistants. Narrative accounts from L’Arche caregivers illustrate the relational, spiritual, and goal-oriented features of moral identity formation. The article anticipates a forthcoming book entitled Living L’Arche (Continuum, 2009). Mr. Reimer is Professor of Psychology at Azusa Pacific University.