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8/16: Mercy Arts Festival


Mercy Arts Festival Sunday, August 16, 2015 2 to 5 p.m. Cost: donation Calling all musicians and artists from the Mercy community! Sisters, Associates and friends are invited to join together in celebrating the announcement of the upcoming jubilee year of mercy. Works of Mercy artists will be displayed at the conference center for our… Read more

June 30, 2015 in News by

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7/19: Summer Cinema: To Kill a Mockingbird


Summer Cinema: To Kill A Mockingbird  Sunday July 19, 2015, 2 p.m. Cost: donation Presenter: Maria DiBello, RSM As we mark the 50th anniversary of the voting rights act, the story of Atticus Finch reminds us of the courage and commitment asked of us to heal our society’s racial wound and confront the ongoing challenge to the… Read more

June 23, 2015 in News by

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New Dates Set for Cranaleith Master Seminars

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Cranaleith Master Seminars Advanced Professional Development For Facilitators and Leaders of Faith-Based Organizations Presenter: Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. December 1-3, 2015 or March 8-10, 2016 Session #1: The Dynamics of Leadership in Faith-Based Organizations March 1-3, 2015 or April; 19-21, 2016 Session #2: Strategic Planning and Change Management for the Spirit-Led Since 2012, over 75 leaders have… Read more

June 15, 2015 in News by

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Wednesdays in July: Living in Mindful Abundance


Living in Mindful Abundance, Wednesday Mornings: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to Noon, Cost: $125 for series, Presenter: Dolores Johanson McAdams, M.Ed., M.S. Do you have a personal or professional improvement goal you would like to attain? Do you realize that achieving goals is a combination of behavioral, emotional and mindset… Read more

June 3, 2015 in News by

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7/5-12: 7-Day Directed Retreat (waitlisted)

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7-Day Directed Retreat, Sunday, July 5, 4 p.m. – Sunday, July 12, 10 a.m., Spiritual Directors: Maria DiBello, RSM; Veneta Lorraine, D.Min.; Mary Trainer, RSM, Cost: $490. A time of solitude and spiritual accompaniment in the serene beauty of Cranaleith’s historic Main House and wooded grounds. Cost includes lodging, all meals, materials and personalized spiritual… Read more

June 2, 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


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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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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