• St. Joseph College Retreat at Agape, January 2019

    Students from St. Joseph’s College in Long Island spent a spectacular four days at the Agape Community. Our Agape stalwart, Pat Tracy, who died a year and a half ago, was the reason for our knowing all of these wonderful students. We felt the love and spirit of Pat pervading all we did on this […]

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  • Reckoning with the Coming of Jesus

    By Brayton Shanley- The first Sunday of Advent’s gospel from Luke reads “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and waves. People fainting with fear, with foreboding of what is coming upon the world.” (Lk […]

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  • Challah on Advent Evening

    Since Agape’s Annual Advent Evening falls just before the first night of Hanukkah, we will honor this holiday with two loaves of challah. Challah is a rich, sweet bread eaten on Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. For Shabbat, two loaves symbolize the two portions of manna that God to the Hebrews every Friday when they wandered […]

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  • Holy Cross Rural Immersion 2018

    The week after Francis Day, Agape facilitated a Rural Immersion for six students from Holy Cross. Intern Aria and Mission Council member Sam assisted for the four days. Following the tradition of Holy Cross Agape Rural Immersions before them, this group stacked nearly a season’s worth of wood in Francis House, Brigid House, and the […]

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  • Photos From Francis Day 2018

    As promised, here are some photos from Francis Day 2018, “Confronting Systemic Racism”. All photos taken by David Legg except the last three. Enjoy these scenes from the event. Hover mouse over any photo to see its caption OR click on any photo to go into slide show mode

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  • Weekend with Young Adults from Second Church in Newton

    Leah Rumsey came to Agape with a group of students from Franklin College, IN and has since returned to the Boston area for PhD work at Harvard and to serve at Second Church in Newton. We had a working weekend in July with young adults Mandy, Shiya, and Connor, with whom we bonded around themes […]

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  • Reflection From Visitor Marjorie Corbman

    Jim Robinson brought his friend and fellow Fordham PhD candidate, Marjorie Corbman, to Agape in late July. The two of them delighted the community with kale salad and crispy tofu! Marjorie offered this poem to the community as a reflection on the half week she spent at Agape:   Prayer Before a Driftwood Crucifix  (in […]

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  • Everything Is Real Customer Appreciation Day

    Allah Mathematics Allah is the founder and main barber for the Everything is Real Barbershop at 182 Dudley Street, Roxbury.  Here are photos and reflections on Everything is Real Customer Appreciation Day, July, 2018. Brayton and Suzanne have known Allah since he was seven, and his sisters Julie and Chele who were also at the […]

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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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