• New Beginnings … or … Spring Has Sprung

    Background: Nicole Braithewaite-Hunt, who was a major contributor, to the past two Francis Days, with her sisters and brothers in the Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center to the last two Francis Days at Agape is of Blackfoot and Tuscarora Native American lineage.  Nicole contacted Suzanne to see if Agape would host a women’s retreat weekend, Women […]

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  • Jail, an Unusually Noisy Monastery

    by Mark Colville A MARCH, 2019 LETTER FROM MARK COLVILLE FROM THE GLYNN CO. JAIL A member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, Mark turned himself back into the Glynn County Jail when on December 11th, 2019, after surgery in his home state of CT.  Judge Cheesbro accepted a motion to return the bail money […]

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  • Michael True, a Tribute

    by David O’Brien Michael True, Worcester peacemaker, poet, historian, interfaith organizer, teacher of English and model Worcester citizen is gone. He passed away last week in Minneapolis where he and his wife, Mary Pat moved just a few weeks ago to join three of their six children who have settled there. Mike and Mary Pat […]

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  • Sowing Seeds: Restoration Begins with Rest

    by Hannah Baker, College of the Holy Cross Restoration begins with a simple word, made up of four letters: rest. We see it in the spelling of the word, and we hear it in the pronunciation, but so often we completely overlook its presence in the larger word. More importantly, we miss what it can […]

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  • Eduardo rallying a group of college students about DACA

    The Case of Eduardo Samaniego: Deported by ICE from South Carolina Eduardo had been scheduled to speak at Agape’s Francis Day, October 6, 2018 Background: When Gabriella della Croce, the lead organizer at Pioneer Valley Workers Center in Northampton, MA, had arranged for Eduardo Samaniego to speak about his undocumented status in the US, he […]

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  • Voices

    When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou Great souls die and our reality, bound to them, takes leave of us. Our souls, dependent upon their nurture, now shrink, wizened. Our minds, formed and informed by their radiance, fall away, We are not so much maddened as reduced to the unutterable ignorance of dark, cold caves. […]

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  • What others are saying about Loving Life on the Margins

    Arun Gandhi, founder, President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute “Reading the story of Agape I was reminded of my grandfather, Gandhi’s My Experiments with Truth, the story of how he transformed his life.  This book is a testament to the fact that what Gandhi did in India can be replicated around the world. …that nonviolence is […]

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  • A Track to the Water’s Edge

    by John H Bracey – A lot that has happened since I agreed to speak three months ago.  The topic I gave Agape was an “umbrella” topic…I could make it big or small.  It was called “Working for the Beloved Community In Perilous Times.”

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  • Listening to the Anguish of Racism

    By Brayton Shanley – It all started in 2016 with Donald Trump’s Muslim taunting.  Our Mission Council members were gathered for our winter meeting and the planning our next St. Francis Day when John Paul Marosy, one of our crew asked of our group:  “What is our world going to need by the time we reach October?”

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  • Are We Contemplative Enough?

    by Father Warren Savage – My mother would always say to us, do not forget where you come from. You are a child of God. Titles get in the way. We only should be introduced as children of God.  We all come from a creator who does not have partiality, but who created us in love.

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