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Days of Reflection & Wellness for Female Veterans – 6/3/2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: FREE (continental breakfast & lunch served) Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness and anxiety in their bodies and spirits. This one-day of retreat is an opportunity for women veterans of all ages, ranks, and levels of authority to come together in a supportive… Read more

Spiritual Program: 6/11/2017 – Mindfulness: The Awakening of Peace

Presenter: Barbara Craig, RSM Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2-5 pm Cost: $40 How does mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting transform a world of violence? When we are mindful, fully present… in touch with the wonders of life that can nourish and heal us. From the well of silence in our heart comes generosity, gentleness,… Read more

Spiritual Program: Praying with Mandalas – 6/24/2017

Praying with Mandalas Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presenter: Rose Petronella Mandalas, circular designs which represent wholeness, are sacred circles that have been used for prayer and enlightenment since ancient times. This workshop will offer a sacred space for creating two mandalas which uniquely express the participant’s heartfelt prayer, whether associated… Read more

Spiritual Program: Seeded at the Table: Cooking with Leslie – Wednesdays, 7/5-8/8/2017

Seeded at the Table: Cooking with Leslie Porreca, RSM Wednesday, July 5, 12, 19 and August 8, 2017, 4 to 7 p.m. Presenter: Leslie Porreca, RSM Cost $60 Per Session Register by email at or call 215-934-6206 Cranaleith is known for its delicious and healthy foods prepared mostly from our organic garden by Leslie Porreca,… Read more

Spiritual Program: Sacred Sound Workshop – 7/17/2017

Sacred Sound Workshop Saturday, July 17, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $80 (includes lunch) Presenters: Ruth Cunningham and Phyllis Strock Register by email at 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… Read more

Spiritual Program: 8/9 – Pottery and Poetry

Pottery and Poetry Wednesday, August 9, 2017 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

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News: In Somerton, Suffragists’ Vision Lives On

Hidden City, October 27, 2016 By Sarah Kennedy  Editor’s Note: We travel to the Somerton neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia where the Cranaleith Spiritual Center sits on a bucolic 10-acre property. The late-Victorian house at the center of the parcel, formerly known as Mill-Rae, was built in the late 19th century for women’s rights activist Rachel Foster… Read more

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News: “Cranaleith Spir­itu­al Cen­ter in Somer­ton earns state ap­prov­al for his­tor­ic re­gistry.”

Spirit of inclusion Northeast Times, October 11, 2016, By William Kenny  In a year when the United States may see the elec­tion of its first wo­man pres­id­ent, a North­east Phil­adelphia in­sti­tu­tion is cel­eb­rat­ing its role in achiev­ing the right to vote for the na­tion’s wo­men. Cranaleith Spir­itu­al Cen­ter in Somer­ton didn’t ex­ist in 1920 when… Read more

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