Reflections on Grace

If you’ve lived in Boston for even a little while, and you own a car, chances are you’ve had the perilous experience of driving on the Jamaicaway, a road that was built long before every household had 2...

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Dignity: Holding Us Together

Donna Hicks is a conflict- resolution specialist who has participated in some of the world’s most intractable conflicts such as: Israel-Palestine, Northern Ireland, Cambodia, US-Cuba. In one such situation in Cambodia, after hearing the painful stories of Khmer...

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Women Who Make a Difference

Sr. Julia Heslin and Sr. Edna Clark (Sisters of Charity, Halifax) have been supporting a school in the barrio of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic since 2007. They got involved because the founder, Debora ...

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The Perfect Peach

This morning I ate a perfect peach, soft-skinned rose and gold, juicy, fragrant.  In the delight of the moment, I found myself giving thanks for the grower, picker, shipper, and purveyor of the peach and praying: may...

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Triumphant Entrance

I can't recall a time when I walked into a room triumphantly.  Especially given all the criticism that would likely follow. Can't you hear it.......Who does she think she is?...What's so special about her?I often wonder about the reception...

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Freedom Rings

As Americans, perhaps we forget the privilege of freedom on a daily basis.  We have the ability to practice whatever faith tradition we like, where so many people across the globe do not.  As many of our Jewish and...

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Giving Voice

I wonder how many women can say that about themselves...Not really speaking of singing voices (although maybe some would say they love theirs), but instead, I am referring to that uniquely given- more than just the combination of sound...

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Looking Inside

Sometimes winter, or especially February in Boston, forces us to stay inside.  This marks the third Sunday in a row where Mother Nature has shown her strength (although this time without the crazy snowfall amounts), and somehow it forces...

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Being Fearful

The world can be a scary place.  Cold temperatures when you're homeless...violence in schools where children learn...car accidents that change your life in a moment...Sometimes it's a wonder we get out of bed in the morning.But being fearful isn't...

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Transformation

trans·for·ma·tion  /ˌtransfərˈmāSHən/NounA thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.A metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal.A new calendar year always inspires change.  Perhaps transformation feels like a strong word, but what would happen if we became the people...

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