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5/15-16: Overnight Directed Retreat


Springtime Overnight Directed Prayer Retreat, Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cost: $75 (includes spiritual direction, lodging and meals), Presenter: Mary Anne Nolan, RSM and Cranaleith staff If you would like an extended opportunity for silence, supported by the prayerful presence of others, consider giving yourself this gift… Read more

April 20, 2015 in News by

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5/9: “Mercy in the City”

Mercy in the City

“Mercy in the City,” Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $35 (includes lunch), Presenter: Kerry Weber, Mercy Associate and Mercy Volunteer Corps Alum How does a modern, young, single woman in New York City engage “mercy-ing” in an authentic way midst the pressures of real life? During this time of inspiration,… Read more

April 9, 2015 in News by

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5/3: “Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World”

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“Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World” Sunday, May 3, 2015 2 to 5 p.m. Cost: $25 Presenter: Mary Mester, RSM The Judeo-Christian tradition has long held that the Book of Creation and the Book of the Scriptures complement each other as sources of God’s Self-Revelation. From this faith perspective, the world… Read more

April 6, 2015 in News by

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5/26: “Writing the Sacred Journey”

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“Writing the Sacred Journey,” A Cranaleith “Work & Spirit” Program Offering, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost: $30 (bring lunch, beverages available), Convener: Rick McKnight. The focus of these days for writers is the memoir, although anyone who has a writing project and would enjoy working in the context of a… Read more

January 26, 2015 in News by

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Video: “What is Cranaleith?”


This short video gives an overview of Cranaleith and offers testimonials from several of our guests. Produced for Cranaleith Spiritual Center’s 15th Anniversary Gala in September 2014, the video includes: the history of the Northeast-Philadelphia property; the transformation from Native-American campground to suffragette meeting place to family home to spiritual center; and the faces and… Read more

January 7, 2015 in News by

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Tribute Videos from Cranaleith’s 15th Anniversary Gala

(From left) Gala honorees Marsha Four, Rev. Jack Nevins and S. Mary Trainer with Cranaleith director Veneta Lorraine and board chair Marisa Guerin

The board, staff and extended family of Cranaleith Spiritual Center would sincerely like to thank all of those who graced us with their presence, their contributions, their helping hands and their prayers and good intentions for our 15th Anniversary Gala, which was held at Knowlton Mansion on September 18, 2014. Below are the four videos… Read more

September 19, 2014 in News by

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Personal Spiritual Deepening Program returns October 2015


The Personal Spiritual Deepening Program, offered through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, completed its second year at Cranaleith in May 2014. The program supports not only spiritual deepening but also growing compassion for others by encouraging individuals to connect what is happening in them with where they sense they are called to act in… Read more

July 29, 2014 in News by

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Add Cranaleith to Your Non-Profit Plan…


“The process of long-range planning is as important to non-profit organizations as it is to businesses, perhaps more so. Cranaleith helps non-profit leaders touch into the values and vision that inspire the mission of their organization, as a starting point for the strategic-planning process. In addition to supporting the visioning necessary for planning, Cranaleith facilitates… Read more

April 28, 2014 in News by

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Welcome to Cranaleith

If your organization, nonprofit, business, school or hospital needs a tranquil, non-traditional setting to do its planning, team-building or mission re-kindling; if your staff needs a "get-away-from-it-all" space for respite or re-focusing; if you need a contemplative environment where you can revisit and reinvigorate your values and refresh your spirits; or if you need a beautiful sanctuary where your marginalized clients can explore their hopes and potentials... you are welcome here.


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