from Mary’s House Catholic Worker, Birmingham, AL

Pax Christi USA Teachers of Peace (1994) Jim and Shelley Douglass of Mary’s House, the Catholic Worker in Birmingham, AL, are hosting a Lenten retreat led by Brayton Shanley and Suzanne Belote Shanley of the Agape Community along with panel guest speakers over Zoom on March 19-21. Pax Christi USA members are invited to participate in this interfaith retreat to explore nonviolence as an invigorating and sustainable way of life – more necessary than ever. We’ll explore the questions: How do we make peace with ourselves, with “the other” and with the earth? How then shall we live?

What you need to do to register:

  1. Email the Agape Community to register and receive the Zoom links: (please register as soon as possible since we will be sending materials)
  2. Send a small donation of $30 to Mary’s House: Mary’s House 2107 Ave. G, Birmingham, AL 35218 (Scholarships are available!)

Jim and Shelley will then send you a copy of Agape’s book, Loving Life on the Margins: The Story of the Agape Community, which will be used during the weekend retreat. Here is the retreat schedule (all in EST):

Evening session: 7-9pm EST

Morning session: 9am-12pm
Afternoon session: 2-4pm
Evening session: 7-9pm (special panel*)

Morning session: 10am-12pm

*Saturday evening will feature a panel with various presenters including Frida Berrigan, Brenna Cussen-Anglada of St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm, Edgar Hayes of Freedom Farm, Jim Robinson, and other Agape Community members.

For more information, contact Agape or visit Agape’s website at

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