• Communities of Love, Resistance and Constructive Work: A 12 min talk by Stellen Vinthagen

    Dr. Stellan Vinthagen, Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance, Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences Stellan Vinthagen is a Professor of Sociology and a scholar-activist. Vinthagen is the Inaugural Endowed Chair in the Study of Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance and Director of […]

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  • The National Day of Mourning: A Necessary Call to Action

    Brayton and I joined well over 1000 people gathered in Plymouth, MA on November 25, 2021 to participate in the National Day of Mourning. The day was filled with impassioned talks by indigenous speakers describing the injustice and atrocities suffered by native peoples at the hands of white immigrants who colonized the lands where they […]

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  • Agape Garden Greens Continue to Grow in Snow

      It has already snowed several times here at Agape, yet the garden continues to offer fresh greens for salads. As we moved through the third week of Advent, picking and eating fresh greens was a source of joy. Imagine picking the collard greens pictured, walking inside, and adding them to a salad. Or maybe […]

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  • Holy Cross Immersion

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

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  • 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.    

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  • 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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