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From Compulsive to Discerning Giving

by Steven Bonsey I first remember it happening with a classmate named Charlie not long after I was married.  We were at a graduate student party and had both enjoyed a couple of beers.  He was telling me his idea for applying new technology to an old social issue justice. […]

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How do I decide where to give?

by Rose Feerick During the past few weeks, I have spoken with several people who are increasing their giving in an attempt to respond to the economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic.  In the course of those conversations, I have been asked more than once, “How do you identify who […]

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Surrender to Grace: Preparing For Death with an Open Heart

A Holy Week Retreat In Place by Rose Feerick Introduction One of the activities I found myself doing as part of my Covid-19 preparation involved reviewing my will. It is not that I am expecting to die from the virus. I am not.  But this virus has brought death into […]

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In the Crashing Waves

By Steven Bonsey I grew up bodysurfing in Hawaii, and now, here in Cambridge in the midst of pandemic, I want to talk about being in the midst of crashing waves. When I was very young my family would picnic on Sunday afternoons at Queen’s Surf, a spot in Waikiki […]

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Holding The Light

by Rose Feerick On Ash Wednesday, I was in Atlanta for Wisdom & Money’s board retreat.  After a day of meetings, Steven, Nancy and I headed to St. Michael’s​ Church for mass.  During the sermon, the priest repeated his primary theme:  “From this day forward, everything will be different.” He […]

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Adventure with Money and Spirit

By Fletcher Farrar My friend Fletcher, a member of Wisdom & Money’s Boston Retreat Circle, recently responded to a Wisdom & Money gift invitation with a reflection on his journey with money and spirit.  When I asked if I could share it, he graciously said yes.  Rose I ask God […]

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Invitation

Christmas Retreat 2019 I wake to the deep quiet and spectacular beauty of New Camaldoli Hermitage.  Outside, water drips off the small house that has been my home for the past few days.  In the distance, I hear waves coming ashore and a hawk calling. This place of silence and beauty is […]

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Reflections on Unity: Healing Anywhere is Healing Everywhere

Healing Anywhere is Healing Everywhere (Talk given by gina Breedlove at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA) Only now, and it’s been months, can I talk about Rwanda without completely losing my composure. I did not want to go. I sit on the Board of Wisdom & Money and our Board […]

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Reflections on Unity: Reparations, Reconciliation and Unity

By Rev. Steven Bonsey The barber shop in my Cambridge neighborhood plays NPR news for its customers.  As I sat for a haircut recently, I listened to a very thoughtful guest on a radio talk show, comment on a controversial public act of mercy. I had seen it.  Amber Guyger, […]

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Reflections on Unity: Healing Is Always Possible

By Roddy Cardamone On our first morning in Rwanda, we drove through the bustling streets of Kigali to the Genocide Memorial Museum. There we walked from room to room learning of the horror that unfolded over 100 days in 1994. Given the current peace, order, and prosperity of the city […]

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