Agape at a Glance

  • November 30, 2020: Celebrating Dorothy Day and Etty Hillesum

    Today we are praying with, through, to, and for Dorothy Day and Etty Hillesum. We invite you to join us in connecting with the Spirits of Dorothy and Etty. May we open our minds and hearts to the wisdom and compassion that they so powerfully embodied and articulated. “Ultimately, we

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  • Agape’s Vigil for Orlando Cordia Hall

    Last updated: 11:05 p.m., November 20, 2020 Orlando Cordia Hall (Shakib Wali), father of 6 and grandfather of 13, was executed at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN on Thursday, November 19th, just before midnight. Though a district court judge had granted a stay before the execution, which had

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  • Agape Community Update & Winter Appeal

    Dear Friends of Agape, Here at Agape, fall is a joyous season, the completion of the banquet of summer’s harvest. As we move through November, the Agape woodlands are still strewn with acorns of our towering oak trees. The five of us living at Agape turn our wary gaze to

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  • Healing Our Divisions on & Beyond Election Day: Agape’s Vigil in Ware

    In solidarity with interfaith vigils in the area and across the country, Agape has been holding an ongoing vigil in Ware, MA. Here is our message: Healing Our Divisions on & Beyond Election Day We are an interfaith group consisting primarily of Christians who are gathered here in the spirit

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  • “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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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.