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

The Call Goes Out

Thirty-three years of co-mentoring Agape as a school for nonviolence and simple living have been a great fulfillment and joy. Nevertheless, as the community and its co- founders age, we find that Agape needs to evolve. We are making a specific and concrete effort to find people to become community members, who have moved beyond their college years and may be interested in living in community as long-term residents.

We are open to discerning this commitment with families, and single people in their 30’s or 40’s, who would embrace the challenge and inspiration of living in a rural setting, in a Christian Community, ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice. Members and affiliates, attempt to practice nonviolent love, radical and sustainable living, with other flawed yet resilient people who will persevere for the long haul.

Agape Community Honored by Paulist Center. Awarded Isaac Hecker Prize

Since 1974, the Paulist Center Community has presented the Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice to an outstanding North American Catholic. Recipients of the award have included locally and nationally recognized women and men — lay people, sisters, priests, and bishops. Some have been involved in direct service to those in need, others in advocacy work and the transformation of structures and institutions. Many of the recipients have been committed to both these dimensions of social action. Most of them overtly and directly connected their faith and action. All have been committed to building a more just and peaceful world. Please view our list of past recipients.
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.