• The Wisdom of Generations by Nicholas Hagens

    I arrived at Agape on the Feast Day of St. Francis, October 4th, fresh from four years at L’Arche in Tacoma, WA, an international federation of communities for people with and without disabilities.  I expected to spend a month learning about sustainability.  I have indeed learned a lot about care of the earth; yet, it […]

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  • Alicen Roberts Recipient Pax Christi Massachusetts John Leary Youth Peacemaker Award

    Alicen’s reflections on her peace journey I have been a part of the wider Agape Community (family, really) since 2009 when I glanced at an Agape poster while sipping from a water fountain during my sophomore year at Smith College. I like to think that this must have been holy water, because it opened up […]

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  • Review: Nothing Is Impossible: Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker by Scott Schaeffer-Duffy

    I asked an intern who had lived in Catholic Workers out West what he liked about the Worker.  He responded thoughtfully:  “It’s just so comprehensive.”  The lives of Catholic Workers, Scott and Claire Schaeffer-Duffy are precisely that–comprehensive.  They have cared much and have lived their beliefs across so many disciplines and walks of life, that […]

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  • Voices from the Community – Servant Song – v25n2

    I was greatly dismayed when I brought your flier for Francis Day, to my parish’s Spiritual Life Committee Meeting and was met with much anti-Muslim criticism, including the pastor saying that I could not post the flier in the church as he doesn’t deal with anything “political.” Claudia McNeil is a beloved friend of Agape […]

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  • Community News – Servant Song v25n2

    News Notes Cornelia Sullivan resigned from 20 years of service on Agape’s Mission Council.  We will always hold her as member for life, as she has dedicated nearly 40 years to Agape, from child-care for Teresa when we were building Francis House, to her support and lively activism against the Boston University Bio-labs, as a […]

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  • Not What I Expected by Greta Reo

    Not What I Expected  by Greta Reo Last summer, my partner Bill told me about one of his computer repair customers: a community in Hardwick called Agape that did peace activism work. He said he loved being able to help an organization with such a great cause. A month or so later, while there fixing […]

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  • Taking the Slow Road by Stephanie Ciner

    *image courtesy Debbie Roberts Kirk  Taking the Slow Road by Stephanie Ciner Nearly every day for the past year, I’ve arrived by bicycle at a place I’ve never been to before. Often a new town or city where someone has agreed to host me, sometimes a campground or state forest, occasionally a simple patch of […]

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  • Long Way Out by Nicole Waybright

    Long Way Out – A young woman’s journey of self-discovery and how she survived the Navy’s modern cruelty at sea scandal by Nicole Waybright Editor’s Note: Agape met Nicole at a Veterans Day peace rally last fall.  She read excerpts from her book, Long Way Out, at our Annual Brigid day event, which moved all who […]

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  • Pope Pius XII and the Holy Spirit as an Agent of Assassination by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

    Pope Pius XII and the Holy Spirit as an Agent of Assassination by Emmanuel Charles McCarthy This Sunday morning at St. Edith Stein Catholic Church in Brockton, MA, I heard one of the most abominable Pentecost sermons that I have ever been sub­jected to in my seventy-five years of Sunday Masses. The homilist, an ordained deacon […]

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  • I Began to See with My Own Eyes by Christopher Aaron

    I Began to See with My Own Eyes by Christopher Aaron I began to see with my own eyes that what I was being told was far from what I was actually experiencing, having two diverse sets of experiences. I came to a conclusion that we cannot change ideologi­cal radicals by dropping bombs on them. […]

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