Some of the teens and intern Williams cleared out vegetation from under the fruit trees.
Teresa’s dog, Bailey, received a lot of love from the teens.
A teen watered the pumpkin patch.
Wheelbarrows were used to transplant vinca.Just 24 hours after the last of the Paulist Center crew left, we welcomed 55 incoming Boston College students as part of BC’s Options Through Education program. This program assists a group of diverse students in the transition to college. For some students, this was their first time visiting a rural area, canoeing on a pond, or seeing an alternative lifestyle like that of Agape. After a quick introduction to Agape, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch outside. Activities for the day included discussing nonviolence with Suzanne, a tour of the straw bale house by Brayton, hearing about what drew the interns to come to Agape, and a tour of the garden with Dixon. There was plenty of music-making, wood-chopping, and exploring the hermitage during free time. The students were insightful and engaging in their questions and reflections about Agape. A special thank you to all of our incredible volunteers for helping us host this large group!
The group gathered outside for lunch and opening and closing discussions.
We were blessed with a beautiful Saturday to host BC students.
Students played music together during free time.
Though everyone at Agape was tired after welcoming nearly seventy people into the community in one week, we were blessed to pray, work, make music, and break bread with such wonderful people.