• Alicen Roberts Receives the 2016 John Leary Youth Peacemaker Award

    On October 22nd Alicen Roberts of Agape’s Mission Council received the John Leary Youth Peacemaker Award from Pax Christi at St. Susanna’s in Dedham.  The award was presented by Bob Wegener, also a long-standing Agape member.  What follows; Alicen reflects on Agape & Agape reflects on Alicen. I am blessed to have been a part […]

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  • Holy Cross 2016

    Holy Cross College has been sending students to Agape’s Rural Immersion Program for five years.  We have been enriched by their steady spirit of hard work, prayer, music and prayer.  This year, under some great rain, students worked on harvesting the summer crops, hauling, splitting and stacking wood for the upcoming winter, and visiting the […]

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  • Muslim voices in Ware speak of Syrian war’s horrors – WORCESTER T&G

    WARE – The lit, unheated tent set up at the Agape Community for an event in chilly temperatures Saturday is more than some Syrian children have for shelter as that try to survive in a war zone, speaker Nadia Alawa said. Ms. Alawa, founder and president of Nu Day Syria, a project for remaking the […]

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  • Francis Day

    Comments from Agape’s Francis Day 2016: “Listening to Muslim Voices in an Election Year”    Many thanks for gathering all of us for the noble cause of peace. Thank you for showing love and compassion to the attendees from other faiths. Thank you and God bless you. Kashif Syed   On Oct.. 2 , the AGAPE Community […]

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  • Beautiful Summer and Peace Walk in Boston

    This summer, Agape was invited to a peace rally titled: “Boston Remembers”, organized by the Massachusetts Peace Action group (www.masspeaceaction.org). In Boston, hundreds of social justice seekers gathered to remember those who were taken from us in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and most recently, the people involved in shootings in Ferguson and Orlando. There […]

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  • Summer Heat and Tasty Treats

    This summer is hot, hot, hot, but this does not bring our hopes down at Agape. Not even this drought, the worst drought New England has seen, can dampen our spirits. We want to thank everyone who comes to help our community! We have welcomed many interns including Chelsea, Libbie, Williams, Nick, Connor, Andrea, and […]

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  • The Paulist Center and Boston College Visit Agape

    A few weeks ago, Agape was blessed to host a great group of teens from the Paulist Center for a retreat, along with some parents. The Paulist Center is a welcoming Catholic community in Boston that works for justice and healing. This was the first time Agape had hosted teens for more than a day. Days […]

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  • In-depth position description

    Vision and Values of the Agape Community since 1982: “We live in the urgencies of the 21st century. At Agape we seek to create and to preserve a morally coherent life in fidelity to our faith and to the calling of people of all faiths. While grounded in the practice of our Catholic Christianity, we […]

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  • Mission Council Meeting Update

    Last Saturday, our Mission Council met at Agape. Involved are wonderful new members: six people in their late twenties including Edgar and Ann of Agape’s sister community, Freedom Farm. One of the topics of discussion was planning for the upcoming St. Francis Day celebration on Saturday, October 1st. Everyone has a role to make sure […]

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  • Agape Workday Revisited

    You may have read our post about the Agape Workday earlier this week, but we just received these wonderful photographs from the day by longtime Agape friend and photographer Skip Schiel. There are even two by one of the workday’s youngest volunteers–Lila. We think these deserve their own post! Enjoy. Lila takes a sip!   […]

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