• Felipe Witchger Visits Agape

    Felipe Witchger is a long-time friend of Agape who participated in the first group of graduate students ten years ago, who comprised what they called themselves, The Creatively Maladjusteds. Felipe’s wife, Casey, went to Notre Dame, where they met. Casey was here for an internship sometime in her junior year.

  • More Workday Photos!

    About 35 people joined Agape members for a memorable day with cords of wood work put up from our Agape trees as they sacrificed themselves for us. Skip Schiel captures in a series of photos:     We loved having the Just Faith Community for the 12th (or so) year

  • Visit with Bobby and Jim

    This past Friday, June 19th, Agape was thrilled to welcome both Bobby Karle SJ, newly ordained Jesuit, and Jim Robinson, long-time member of Agape’s Mission Council (Advisory Board) for their weekend visit. They arrived mid-afternoon with bright smiles and open arms filled with joy and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

  • A Wonderful Work Day in the Books!

    Last Saturday, June 12th, Agape Community hosted our first large Work Day since the beginning of the Pandemic.  Support was strong as friends gathered from various places to help prepare the garden for the summer season as well as collect and split wood for this coming winter.  Despite the threat

  • “Escaping the Final Pandemic” by Dean Hammer

    Escaping the Final Pandemic By Dean Hammer ’78 M.A.R. The spiritual “Let My People Go” rises from deep inside of me during these days preceding the celebration of Passover. Moses follows God’s instruction to confront Pharaoh’s domination of the Israelites. Moses’ chutzpah and prophetic imagination galvanize a liberation movement. Pharaoh

  • Katya’s Family Visits Agape for the First Time

    Our intern, Katya’s family visited Agape this past week. Brayton gave them a tour of St. Francis, St. Brigid House, and the garden before we enjoyed a nice lunch together where we learned about the Portuguese Island of Madeira, where Katya’s family on her mother’s side, is from. The visit

  • A Blessed Visit and Reflection

    Sr. Melina Pellerin SSJ and Just Faith member, Cheryl Moynahan, visited Agape together for a rousing conversation on race matters in Springfield, MA.   Sr. Melinda also shared the following reflection: Joseph, the father, the disenfranchised, the refugee, the dreamer. In my living room, above my flat screen television is

  • A New Friend Joins Agape for Retreat

    “Mikey” came to Agape for a silent retreat, through Agape’s relationship with Sr. Jane Morrissey and The Peace Pagoda.  He joined us for morning prayer, blessed the hermitage and its sacred presence with his great vibes, and offered stunning commentaries on how Jesus claimed his life.  The hermitage is made

  • Family in a Van: A Wild Adventure Still Unfolding

    When Brayton got the initial phone call from Courtney Hayes-Jurcheck, that she and her husband John Jurcheck, both 41 years of age, who, with their sons, Luca, 5 and Oliver, 9 were traveling to farm and WWOOFING sites in a 1987 Vanagon, we were excited about their romantic, counter-cultural adventure. 

  • Life Springs Up Again at Agape

    We are planting in the garden! The energy and excitement of our “no-till” seeding comes through in these photos. The straw came from Agape member Dixon George’s family homestead in Spencer, MA. Ann Garvey came from Winchester, MA to retreat and helped in the garden too.