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9/18: Cranaleith’s 15th-Anniversary Gala

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On Thursday evening, September 18, Cranaleith Spiritual Center will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a gala honoring three very special individuals: founding and former director Mary Trainer, RSM; Rev. John (Jack, Rev Nev) Nevins, and Vietnam Veteran/Veterans advocate Marsha Tansey Four. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the beautiful Knowlton Mansion, 8001 Verree… Read more

July 29, 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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8/17: Perspectives on Permaculture


Perspectives on Permaculture, Sunday, August 17, 6 to 9 p.m., Presenter: Leslie Porreca, RSM, Cost: $25. “I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds.” Mary Oliver. Permaculture requires change in every aspect of a culture that defines progress by boundless… Read more

July 24, 2014 in News by

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8/11: How to Pray with the Mandala You Create


How to Pray with the Mandala You Create Monday, August 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosts: Geraldine Fitzpatrick, SSJ and Mary Em McGlone, MMS Cost: $35 (includes lunch) This program presents an opportunity to learn how to create and use the mandala as a tool for prayer, self-knowledge and a sense of being with… Read more

July 14, 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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8/5-7: “Restoring the Soul after War: A Call to Faith Communities”


August 5-7, 2014 Cost: $250 (includes lodging and meals) Instructor: The Rev. Chris J. Antal Register by email (info@cranaleith.org) or phone (215-934-6206) This two-day workshop will equip and empower teams of lay leaders and clergy from area faith communities to draw from the unique resources of their respective traditions in order to tend to the… Read more

January 13, 2014 in News by

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Donors 2012-13

We have compiled a list of all those who generously made contributions to Cranaleith Spiritual Center’s capital campaign and annual fund during our 2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). The list also includes contributions that were made requesting prayers, contributions “in honor of” and contributions “in memory of.” To view the… Read more

September 4, 2013 in News by

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Cranaleith Newsletter (Click here)


The latest issue of Cranaleith’s newsletter is available in electronic form by clicking here: Cranaleith Newsletter Vol. 15, No. 1. Included are stories and photos about the dedication of our new Mercy Education & Conference Center; a reflection by program director Sister Maria DiBello, RSM about February’s program with noted consultant Peter Block; lists of benefactors,… Read more

May 8, 2013 in News by

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