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

Cranaleith at 15

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

May 23, 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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7/29-31: Surviving Exponential Change


NEW Cranaleith Master Seminar Advanced Professional Development for Educational Leaders Seminar #3: “Surviving Exponential Change” July 29-31, 2014 All-Inclusive Fee: $950; discounted fee of $500 for Religious Leaders (includes tuition, lodging, meals and materials) Presenters: Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. & Joan Mast, Ed.D. This new Master Seminar is designed for persons holding leadership responsibility for educational… Read more

April 3, 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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A Community of Possibility


Transformative day yesterday (2/7) as Peter Block invited a group of 70+ guests to shape a new narrative about the essence of community. Through a day full of music, dance, art, poetry and fellowship, participants learned and participated in a process that fostered conversations that really mattered. A photo album from the day is posted… Read more

February 8, 2013 in News by

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