Advent Evening ~ December 6, 2014

5:30 bonfire & lighting of Advent Wreath pot-luck, anti-war readings, music, poetry, prayer...

Francis Day, 2014

Midwives of Mystery, Julieanne Hartley, Rachel Ravina and Alicen Roberts, with Chris Nauman and Sarah Pirtle.

The Hermitage at Agape

The Hermitage at Agape is available for private retreats Please contact us to schedule your stay +++PEACE+++

Yale Professor, John Grim, speaking at Francis Day, 2014

Crowds at Francis Day, 2014

Join Us October 4th, 2014 - 10AM-4PM for our Annual Saint Francis Day Gathering - Bring friends – Stay overnight – Hear Youth Panel Leaders

St. Francis Day: Integrating Ecology, Justice, and Peace:

One of the greatest discoveries of the last century is that we humans are part of a vast, sacred universe that has given rise to life. Yet at the same time, humans are imperiling this life by unraveling the ecosystems that support the Earth community.

How can we bring diverse perspectives and movements into greater dialogue and cooperation? What are the shared moral principles that would bring these concerns together? What roles can various sectors play in this integration: education, religious communities, civil society (NGOS, non-profits)?

Youth Panel Speakers

Frida Berrigan writes the Little Insurrections column for Waging Nonviolence, serves on the board of the War Resisters League and is active with Witness Against Torture. She and her husband Patrick Sheehan-Gaumer are raising three kids.

A senior at Yale College studying Christian eco-spirituality, Patrick Cage explores the relationship between Christianity and environmentalism.

An enigmatic, musical force, the Midwives of Mystery catch the truth as it is delivered to us from the universe, and stand as witnesses to the continuous flow of beauty.

A graduate student at Boston University studying Mathematics, Ben Thompson is an active member of Students for a Just and Stable Future and 350 Massachusetts.

St. Francis Day Keynote Presentation


Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim, Co-Directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University Executive Producers of the film, “Journey of the Universe”, Students, Editors, & Colleagues of Thomas Berry.

Founded in 1982, The Agape Community is a lay Catholic residential community. Ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice, we focus on daily prayer, evangelical simplicity, and nonviolent witness in the world. The Agape vision is an alternative vision of peace with the Earth and its inhabitants through deeply sustainable practices, public witness, and advocacy for a world that is carbon threatened. Members of the community engage in actions against war, peace vigils, and non-cooperation with institutional and eco-violence. We attempt to bring an integrated vision of peace, social justice, and eco-theology to our gospel based nonviolent practice.