• Living Community: Call, Covenant and Change by Suzanne Shanley

    In my prayer, I try to imagine Jesus speaking to me as he spoke to Saint Paul, saying “Take Courage.”  (Acts 23:11)  This visualization consoles and challenges simultaneously.  On the one hand, I know that I must live tenaciously and I will have God’s support; on the other, I have

  • Voices – from Various Contributors

    Day Awakening: Sabbath – At 5:00 AM five plan­ets were aligned in the Southeastern sky. Barb and I both watched. I believe that Mercury was not visible, hiding behind the mountains. Venus was a most brilliant orb, like a diamond, shining brighter than all the other early morning heavenly bodies. To

  • Come See Bears and the Beautiful Agape Garden…

    This morning during daily prayer, Suzanne, Brayton and Dixon were treated to a black bear sighting! The hungry fellow was tempted by a bird feeder filled with sunflower seeds and grabbed it right off its hook! But, as Brayton observed, thought it was too heavy to carry off and soon

  • Scenes from the Wake and Funeral of Daniel Berrigan

    This past week, Suzanne and Brayton traveled down to New York to celebrate the life of Daniel Berrigan. You can watch part of the service here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zsj_skSs0&sns=fb From the post-funeral walk, where the streets of New York City were filled with people from all over the world celebrating priest, poet and prophet Daniel

  • Iona College Students at Agape

    This past weekend Agape hosted a wonderful group of students from Iona College. As well as working around the homestead, they were lucky to be visited by Alicen Roberts, former Agape intern and current Mission Council member, who led them in meditation with music and drumming, as well as former

  • Agape Easter Vigil

    Though it was a month ago, we pause to share with you these images from the annual Agape Easter Vigil. We thank Claudia McNeil for the great photos! As in years past, Father Fred Enman came to perform Mass As always, we thank everyone for coming to make this a

  • Remembering Daniel Berrigan, SJ

    At Agape we are remembering Daniel Berrigan, SJ, after news of his death Saturday. We have shared an article written by Dan, a piece written by Suzanne, and an illustration of Dan.  Illustration Robert Mcgovern  Below is an article that Dan wrote on the occasion of the Agape’s Community’s Tenth

  • Agape at Wake Forest University

    Suzanne and Brayton’s speaking tour continued last week at Wake Forest University. They traveled down to North Carolina by car and stopped along the way to stay with their friends Ahmed and Irene in Maryland:  The trip to Wake Forest, with its numerous speaking engagements, was a long time in

  • First Rural Immersion of the Season! Franklin College

    Students and staff from Franklin College traveled all the way from Indiana to spend time at the Agape Community. During their stay they transformed the Agape homestead from winter to spring! We are grateful for their hard work. The garden looks refreshed after their weeding and raking, and the vegetable

  • Stations of the Cross of Nonviolence

    Last Friday, Agape attended the annual Stations of the Cross of Nonviolence in front of the Boston State House.