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6/9-10: Master Seminar Alumni Retreat


Nurturing Leaders: Body, Mind and Soul Mini-Retreat for Renewal, Refreshment and Support (for Cranaleith Master Seminar “Alumni” Only) June 9-10, 2015 (24 hours from Noon to Noon) This short “respite” from the demands of leadership is open to any prior attendees of the Master Seminars at Cranaleith (for Religious Leaders, Nonprofit Leaders, Educators, Facilitators). The early-summer… Read more

May 22, 2015 in News by

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6/13: “The Genius of Thérèse of Lisieux”


“Connecting Spirit and Life: The Genius of Thérèse of Lisieux,” Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: $35 (includes lunch), Presenter: Brother Joseph Schmidt, FSC. Thérèse of Lisieux was a contemporary saint who thought and felt like we do. By candidly sharing her ordinary trials and joys in her autobiography and letters,… Read more

May 18, 2015 in News by

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6/8: Women’s Spirituality Gathering


Women’s Spirituality Gathering, Monday, June 8, 5 – 9 p.m., Presenter: Mary Anne Nolan, RSM, Cost: $35 (includes dinner). This program is designed to nurture women’s spirituality through reflection, input, sharing and prayer. What are the gifts and challenges of women in today’s culture… in today’s Church? How do you nurture wholeness, balance, growth and… Read more

May 18, 2015 in News by

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5/31: “Lighten Up!”: Living the Joy of the Good News with Pope Francis

Mickey's Francis

“Lighten Up!” Living the Joy of the Good News with Pope Francis, Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2 to 5 p.m., Cost: $35, Presenter: Brother Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S. A few years ago, Pope Francis burst on our world, proclaiming the tender mercy and healing desire of our God. On this afternoon of reflection, Brother Mickey’s… Read more

May 1, 2015 in News by


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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