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Financial Transparency

What I remember from my second Harvest Time retreat is how full my breasts felt, particularly as the weekend went on.  I realize that’s an odd thing to say, but I was weaning my son that weekend and as time passed, my abundance became painful. The pain of my overabundance […]

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Why I Came to Harvest Time

When I went to my first Harvest Time retreat in 2000, the Gospel story about money that I found most challenging was the encounter between Jesus and the rich ruler in Mark 10. One line in particular haunted me: “Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and […]

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Haiti

When I was 24, I made the decision to go to Haiti. The decision came about because of a booklet I picked up at a Ministry of Money retreat in 1995. I was new to looking at money through the lens of my faith then and was grateful to discover […]

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Response to Georgetown’s sale of slaves

This spring The New York Times published several stories about Georgetown University’s history of selling slaves.  As a Georgetown alum, I followed those stories and joined family members and Harvest Time friends in processing the impact of learning about this history.   In those conversations, I shared my grief that Jesuit priests, the priests […]

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A First Look at Wisdom & Money

The Need Within a mile of Wisdom & Money’s office in Redwood City, unprecedented levels of wealth and material abundance exist as does extreme poverty, racism and their accompanying human suffering.   This growing economic inequality is present not only in our neighborhood but all over the country and the world. […]

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It’s Harvest Time

Dear Friends, Harvest Time is in the midst of an important shift. In January 2017, we will open a new organization called Wisdom & Money that will carry the work begun in Harvest Time forward. In this letter, I would like to share some information about why we made this […]

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Remembering Don McClanen

I received news last week that Don McClanen, Harvest Time’s founder, died on February 16 at the age of 91.  Learning of his passing made me pause to appreciate the profound impact he had on my life and on the lives of many of my friends.   In this piece, I […]

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2015 Reflection

Click here to download a PDF of this letter: 2015 Reflection Dear friends, Within a mile of our office in Redwood City, unprecedented levels of wealth and material abundance exist alongside extreme poverty.   At Harvest Time we ask, “How can we bring our money into alignment with spiritual wisdom and with […]

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Mississippi Wrench by Rose Feerick

Mississippi Wrench  By Rose Feerick  My Mississippi wrench is in my pocket. I grabbed it this morning on my way out the door. I was too tired, too harried to pack something for a traveling altar last night. But this morning in between pouring cereal, packing lunches, and giving boys […]

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CWV’s Vision for A Transformative Retreat Center By Alease Bess

In our fervent pursuit of justice, many grassroots organizations and affinity groups have need of meeting and retreat facilities that are affordable and luxurious, with outdoor conveniences and indoor amenities, possessing options for activity and exercise as well as rest and refreshment, where the available media options are vast, the […]

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