• Review: Nothing Is Impossible: Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker by Scott Schaeffer-Duffy

    I asked an intern who had lived in Catholic Workers out West what he liked about the Worker.  He responded thoughtfully:  “It’s just so comprehensive.”  The lives of Catholic Workers, Scott and Claire Schaeffer-Duffy are precisely that–comprehensive.  They have cared much and have lived their beliefs across so many disciplines and walks of life, that […]

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  • Voices from the Community – Servant Song – v25n2

    I was greatly dismayed when I brought your flier for Francis Day, to my parish’s Spiritual Life Committee Meeting and was met with much anti-Muslim criticism, including the pastor saying that I could not post the flier in the church as he doesn’t deal with anything “political.” Claudia McNeil is a beloved friend of Agape […]

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  • Community News – Servant Song v25n2

    News Notes Cornelia Sullivan resigned from 20 years of service on Agape’s Mission Council.  We will always hold her as member for life, as she has dedicated nearly 40 years to Agape, from child-care for Teresa when we were building Francis House, to her support and lively activism against the Boston University Bio-labs, as a […]

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  • My Most Recent Comments from Standing Rock

    Chiefs who lead ceremonies and chanting say: “We are here to care.”  No alcohol or drugs allowed, and elders speaking of this.  Many of the noble elders give the teachings in headdress and lead the moral reflections. The orientation was three hours long.  All day long I hear chanting. It’s profound.  I weep every time […]

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  • Agape Supports Standing Rock

    Local Peacemakers from the Agape Community Brayton Shanley in Hardwick, MA, Tim Bullock of The Peace Pagoda in Leverett, MA and Nelia Sargent, NH deliver a truckload of 237 straw bales for buildings during the harsh winter months, to the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota, in solidarity with the ongoing protests there. Background:  […]

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  • Saint Anselm College Rural Immersion at Agape October 4th-6th

    For the first time Agape welcomed students from St.  Anselm College, Brayton’s Alma Mater (Class of ’67). Brayton shared the narrative of Joe McDonald, Philosophy Chair at St. Anselm from the 60’s to the 80’s, who was a former Catholic Worker (dating back to the 1930’s).  He invited Dorothy Day to St. Anselm College in […]

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  • Advent Evening: Dec. 10th 5:30pm

     Please join us for our annual Advent Evening Gathering Sat. Dec. 10th at 5:30 pm There will be a vegetarian pot-luck, music, poetry, prayer, book signing & bonfire  The homily will be given by Eileen Markey author of newly released biography: A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sr. Maura  Eileen Markey, a journalist who has written about poverty and […]

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  • Oct. 21-23 Wells Beach Retreat of Beverly Chapter of Pax Christi led Brayton Shanley after reading his book: The Many Sides of Peace

    by Jane Cadarette Our weekend turned out to be an intimate gathering of 6 counting our leader. Our days were filled with prayer, silence, meditation, presentation, reflecting and sharing our thoughts and feelings in discussion.  We attended Mass at the Holy Spirit Church on Sat. afternoon at 4 p.m.  (It was known as St. Mary’s Church before the […]

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  • War Tax Resistance Retreat at Agape Sat. Oct. 14-16th

    New England War Tax Resisters and supporters traditionally gather each fall for a weekend of sharing stories and strategies, and supporting one another in our nonviolent resistance to militarism. At last year’s gathering we decided to approach the Resistance Studies Initiative at the University of Massachusetts in hopes of working with them for our next gathering […]

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