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CRANALEITH SPIRITUAL CENTER TO CELEBRATE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF LOCAL WOMEN Somerton House to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Philadelphia, June 3, 2016) – Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a non-profit retreat and education organization in Northeast Philadelphia, will hold a day-long celebration on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The event, Women of Strength and… Read more

June 28, 2016 in News by

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Spiritual Program: 7/14 – Cooking Class With Leslie Porreca, RSM – SOLD OUT

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 4 to 8 pm Cost $30 Cranaleith is known for its delicious and healthy foods prepared mostly from our organic garden by Leslie Porreca, RSM. Many have finished a meal and approached her for her recipes. Join Leslie and learn some of her secrets of combining love of the environment with… Read more

June 18, 2016 in Programs by

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Spiritual Program – 7/23: Sacred Sound Workshop

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Saturday, July 23, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $80 (includes lunch) Presenters: Ruth Cunningham and Phyllis Strock Register by email at  info@cranaleith.org or call 215-934-6206 People of all faiths can use sacred sound to bring relaxation, balance, and healing to their everyday lives. Learn to use voice and music as tools for personal transformation, creativity, and… Read more

June 17, 2016 in Programs by

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Event: 8/6 – Summer Saturday Cinema: A Requiem For Syrian Refugees


Summer Saturday Cinema: A Requiem For Syrian Refugees Saturday August 6, 2016 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Donation A Requiem For Syrian Refugees is a unique, award-winning documentary about the conditions and anxiety faced by refugees, as well as a celebration of the human spirit facing adversity. Shot on location in Northern Iraq in stark black and… Read more

June 16, 2016 in Events, Programs by

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Spiritual Program: 9/6/16-5/3/17 – Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

Presenter: Suzanne Neisser, RSM First Wednesday of the month September 6, 2016 – May 3, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $350 (includes book) A unique reflective experience rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Participants commit to daily prayer and attending meetings with an experienced spiritual guide during monthly group gatherings. A wonderful way to… Read more

June 16, 2016 in News by

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Spiritual Program: 8/24 – Pottery and Poetry


Pottery and Poetry Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (includes lunch) Ellen Boucher, Potter Cost:  $40 We’ll draw on Mary Oliver’s poetry as inspiration for our own creativity with clay and color.  Influenced by both Whitman and Thoreau, Oliver is known for her clear and poignant observances of the natural world. No experience necessary…just an adventurous… Read more

June 15, 2016 in News by

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Spiritual Program: 8/26-8/28/2016 – Eco-Spirituality Retreat

Eco-Spirituality Retreat Friday, August 26-28, 2016 Friday, 7 p.m. to Sunday, 12 noon Presenter: Leslie Porreca, RSM Cost:  $150 An opportunity to be steeped in the gifts of earth, soil, water, seed and harvest.  The weekend will hold reflection and prayer, hands-on time in the garden and kitchen, and creative response. Starting with a simple supper… Read more

June 14, 2016 in News by

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Work & Spirit: 9/8-9/9/2016 – Re-Imagining Your Life for Women (50+)

Re-Imagining Your Life for Women (50+) Thursday September 8, 2016, 5 p.m. to Friday Sept 9, 2016: 5 p.m. Cost: $150 (includes lodging and meals) Facilitators: Carole Cohn, MEd and Jean Hurd, PhD There are times on our life journey when we are visited with sudden and unwanted changes in our lives. Or we may… Read more

June 2, 2016 in News by

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