• Stonehill College Rural Immersion

    A Stonehill College H.O.P.E. service trip, originally scheduled for two weeks in Nicaragua, had to change plans when a travel advisory was issued, so the two faculty members and nine students came to Agape from May 21 to May 26. Students were dismayed that their Nicaragua planning sessions never came to fruition, but they enjoyed, […]

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  • Comments from Iona College

    Here’s what students from Iona College had to say about their retreat in April: “This is the only extended field trip I’ve ever been on at Iona and I wish professors did more activities like this one that removes the classroom atmosphere to apply it to the real world.”     “The trip to the […]

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  • Iona College Rural Immersion

    This post comes a few months after the fact due to a combination of Brayton and Suzanne’s writing sabbatical earlier this year, transitions in community members, and lack of website expertise. However, after a full year without regular blog posts, we will be eager to make more posts this summer. For the fifth year in […]

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  • Stonehill in the Spring

    Just recently, in the beautiful spring weather, Agape had the pleasure of hosting a memorable group of Stonehill College for the 8th consecutive year for a Rural Immersion. Upon arriving, the tour of our community would strike up interests in the environmental majors and foreign majors alike, which would later be discussed in a meeting […]

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  • Stonehill College Rural Immersion & Memorial Day with Veterans for Peace

    Agape hosted a lively group of Stonehill College students last week; Stonehill College has been coming to Agape for Rural Immersions for five years now and it always proves to be a wonderful and memorable experience! The Stonehill women braved the heat and headed out to the homestead to get some serious gardening done. Caroline, […]

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  • 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 intern Edgar Hayes, founder of […]

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  • 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 garden already has some new […]

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  • College of the Holy Cross, Rural Immersion Program, October 2015

    Students from Holy Cross spending a week in work and retreat, immersing themselves in the contemplative life at Agape Community.  Working, Studying, in Prayer, and in Celebration.

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  • Reflection at the Reservoir By Anthony Yakley

    It was grey and cold that morning walking up to the Quabbin Reservoir. We progressed in perfect silence, a walking meditation. It was only when we reached the reservoir itself that I broke the silence with a hushed “Wow”. In front of me, spanned miles upon miles of placid water, interspersed with islands covered with […]

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  • Thee Days without Technology by Matthew Dyer

    The Elms College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams spent three days at the Agape Community in late August, put together through the assistance of Elms College Campus Ministry for a combination of reflection, community service, and team bonding, all while learning about sustainable living and living in peace. Morning Prayer was followed by a […]

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