Agape at a Glance

  • “Song for Agape” by Sarah Pirtle

    Sarah Pirtle, cherished friend of Agape Community, first performed “Song for Agape” at the community’s opening ceremony in 1989. We hope it brings you joy.   SONG FOR AGAPE Oh, justice song! We hear the human family. Oh, justice song. Oh, bind our hearts to all. Oh, justice song. Oh,

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  • Dixon’s Baptism and Confirmation!

    On Sunday, October 25th, Agape Community member Dixon George was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic Church. Dixon took “Francis” as his confirmation name. Fr. Tom McMurray, SJ, Dixon’s spiritual director, was the celebrant. Sr. Jane Morrissey, SSJ and Jim Robinson served as his godparents. Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton

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  • 400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations

    On Saturday, October 17th, Agape Community joined the Interfaith Opportunities Network (ION), the New England Peace Pagoda, and others for “400 Years: Truth & Healing for the Next Seven Generations.” The event was organized by ION, and coincided with the Peace Pagoda’s “Listening to the Call of the Great Spirit”

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  • Sage & Spirit: Harvesting Agape Herbs

    Please enjoy this glimpse of the sage we harvested earlier today, paired with the Grateful Dead:

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  • St. Francis Day 2020 Recap

    On October 3, 2020, Agape Community celebrated our 31st annual (and first ever virtual) St. Francis Day. The event was titled “Becoming Anti-Racist to Build Beloved Community During COVID-19 and the 2020 Election.” It consisted of a morning session, an afternoon small group discussion, and an open mic. During the

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  • The Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

    “Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices.” -St. Teresa of Avila      

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  • The Execution of Lezmond Mitchell: Life and Death in 2020

    by Jim Robinson In her address to the 2020 Republican National Convention on August 26th, Sr. Deidre Byrne, a member of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, referred to Donald Trump as “the most pro-life president this nation has ever had, defending life at all

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  • Corona Virus as Teacher

    by Brayton Shanley It has been six long months since Covid 19 arrived and began to shut the country down, bringing the mighty to their knees and the world’s economic and social life to a halt.  With some states opening prematurely, we are experiencing a second wave, with over 39

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Founded in 1982, The Agape Community is a lay Catholic residential community located on 32-acres of woodlands in Central Massachusetts.

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.

Ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice, we focus on daily prayer, evangelical simplicity, and nonviolent witness in the world.

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.