• Primal Mother

    by Betsy Azarowski The valley spirit never dies; It is the woman, primal mother. Her gateway is the root of heaven and earth. It is like a veil barely seen. Use it, it will never faith. –Lao Tsu Tao, Te Ching On a cold, November night, we turned into the

  • Voices

    Dialog on Abortion Your letter is truly written in the spirit of St. Francis. You laid to rest my concerns that Agape ignores the scourge of abortion on the unborn, women, and all of society. As you well know, violence has a ripple effect, diminishing the sanctity of all human

  • Spirit of Life Community Book Reading and Signing

    Spirit of Life Community book reading and signing on Sunday, Oct. 27th at the Congregational Church of Weston was a lively, uplifting event with liturgy, presided over by Catholic Woman Priest, Jean Marchant, and her husband, Ron Hinderlang and the gathered community, after which Brayton and Suzanne read from Loving

  • The Paulist Center Book Signing

    Over 60 people gathered in the auditorium at the Paulist Center on Sunday, October 27th after 10 am Mass for a talk by Brayton Shanley and Suzanne Belote Shanley, on their new book, Loving Life on the Margins. We sold out of all the books and t-shirts on hand and

  • Holy Cross Immersion

    Earlier this October, students from Holy Cross came and spent almost a week with us. They helped out across the homestead!

  • Stonehill Book Launch

    Suzanne and Brayton did a book presentation for Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community at Stonehill College on Monday, October 21, 2019.  They visited the Stonehill Farm and Mary Chapel.    

  • An Inspiring Young Person’s Anticipation and Hope

    If you are looking for a handbook to hope and healing amidst the stress of everyday life, look no further than Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community.  This 315-page book, written by husband and wife Brayton Shanley and Suzanne Belote Shanley, serves as both a

  • Loving Life on the Margins • the story of the Agape community

    40 years of Community, Resistance, Nonviolence and Sustainability. Read "Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community" available now! Order online from our website or download an order form to purchase by mail. The book covers the life of its co-founders, Suzanne and Brayton...

  • To Silence a Divine Voice?

    by Brayton Shanley In December 2016, I spent some time at Standing Rock, in North Dakota. I felt called to the Lakota led nonviolent witness against the oil pipeline going through sacred tribal lands of the native people residing there.  Around the sacred fire a tribal leader spoke of a