Calendar

Jun
2
Sat
Gentle Yoga in Nature
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gentle Yoga in Nature

Instructors: Beth (Keeley) McDermott and Leslie Porreca, RSM, MSS, LCSW
Cost: $15/class (register for one or all)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Learn the foundations of yoga at a gentle pace, all in the serenity of the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of Cranaleith as a setting to stretch, move, breathe, and practice relaxing mindfulness techniques. This gentle yoga is geared towards beginners and seasoned yogis alike looking to improve flexibility, focus, and overall well-being. Participants will be guided through a series of accessible yoga postures and techniques, known for their therapeutic benefits. Beth offers individual hands-on attention to support a safe and nurturing yoga experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting or inside if raining. Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, water, and dress in layers. Cook and master gardener, Leslie Porreca, RSM, will end each class with a mini-session on making energizing smoothies using some ingredients from our garden.

 

The Art of Mercy and Compassion
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Art of Mercy and Compassion

Presenter: Helen David Brancato, IHM
Cost includes lunch and materials
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Painting, like faith, is about seeing. It provides us greater depths of knowledge and wisdom about who we are in this vast cosmos. This program will include: morning reflection on the power of images and spirituality; a look at the works of the artists Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Merton; and new works by Sr. Helen David herself. The afternoon will include a painting demonstration followed by a hands-on experience and time to reflect on your own painting.

Jun
7
Thu
Summer Cinema: Inside Out (PG)
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Cinema: Inside Out (PG)

Facilitator: Cathy Maguire, RSM
Cost: $5/movie (popcorn included)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a series of informative, uplifting and impactful films that connect us with the world around us. The evening will include a film screening followed by a discussion. Synopsis: This is a story about emotions. Our feelings exist and deserve to be recognized. Indeed if you don’t acknowledge them, they can cause havoc in our life. When baby Riley is born to her loving parents, so is her first emotion, Joy, who’s soon joined by Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The quintet lives and works in Headquarters, the part of Riley’s brain that experiences feelings and makes memories. With Joy as their leader, the group helps their girl through toddlerhood and childhood, but everything changes when 11-year-old Riley and her parents move to a new city. As Riley tries to cope, things get out of control back at HQ: Sadness and Joy tussle over Riley’s core memories and end up getting sucked into long-term storage. Can they make it back to HQ in time to help Riley get back in touch with all of her feelings?

Other Summer Cinema Movies

Forks Over Knives (PG) 
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7-9 PM

Queen of Katwe (PG)
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

Jun
9
Sat
Gentle Yoga in Nature
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gentle Yoga in Nature

Instructors: Beth (Keeley) McDermott and Leslie Porreca, RSM, MSS, LCSW
Cost: $15/class (register for one or all)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Learn the foundations of yoga at a gentle pace, all in the serenity of the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of Cranaleith as a setting to stretch, move, breathe, and practice relaxing mindfulness techniques. This gentle yoga is geared towards beginners and seasoned yogis alike looking to improve flexibility, focus, and overall well-being. Participants will be guided through a series of accessible yoga postures and techniques, known for their therapeutic benefits. Beth offers individual hands-on attention to support a safe and nurturing yoga experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting or inside if raining. Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, water, and dress in layers. Cook and master gardener, Leslie Porreca, RSM, will end each class with a mini-session on making energizing smoothies using some ingredients from our garden.

 

Jun
16
Sat
Gentle Yoga in Nature
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gentle Yoga in Nature

Instructors: Beth (Keeley) McDermott and Leslie Porreca, RSM, MSS, LCSW
Cost: $15/class (register for one or all)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Learn the foundations of yoga at a gentle pace, all in the serenity of the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of Cranaleith as a setting to stretch, move, breathe, and practice relaxing mindfulness techniques. This gentle yoga is geared towards beginners and seasoned yogis alike looking to improve flexibility, focus, and overall well-being. Participants will be guided through a series of accessible yoga postures and techniques, known for their therapeutic benefits. Beth offers individual hands-on attention to support a safe and nurturing yoga experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting or inside if raining. Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, water, and dress in layers. Cook and master gardener, Leslie Porreca, RSM, will end each class with a mini-session on making energizing smoothies using some ingredients from our garden.

 

Jun
20
Wed
Summer Book Club
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Book Club

A reading of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Meets Wednesday, June 20, July 18, and August 22, 2018, 7-9 PM
Discussion Leader: Maria DiBello, RSM

Cost: $45 for series (includes refreshments)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a reading and discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship. It transforms his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is the powerful memoir of one man’s quest to work for the poor, the oppressed, the mentally ill, and the powerless. It will make you mad and it will make you cheer. As a citizen of the world, you must read it.

Jun
23
Sat
Gentle Yoga in Nature
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Gentle Yoga in Nature

Instructors: Beth (Keeley) McDermott and Leslie Porreca, RSM, MSS, LCSW
Cost: $15/class (register for one or all)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Learn the foundations of yoga at a gentle pace, all in the serenity of the outdoors. Enjoy the natural beauty of Cranaleith as a setting to stretch, move, breathe, and practice relaxing mindfulness techniques. This gentle yoga is geared towards beginners and seasoned yogis alike looking to improve flexibility, focus, and overall well-being. Participants will be guided through a series of accessible yoga postures and techniques, known for their therapeutic benefits. Beth offers individual hands-on attention to support a safe and nurturing yoga experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting or inside if raining. Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel, water, and dress in layers. Cook and master gardener, Leslie Porreca, RSM, will end each class with a mini-session on making energizing smoothies using some ingredients from our garden.

 

Jun
25
Mon
Write the Vision Down: Art-Journaling Retreat 
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 11:00 am
Write the Vision Down: Art-Journaling Retreat 

Write the Vision Down: Art-Journaling Retreat 
Director: Marianne Hieb, RSM
Cost includes lodging, meals and art materials
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a multi-day, overnight retreat experience exploring creative journaling practice as a way of prayer. Sr. Marianne defines art-journaling as “the use of simple art materials, contemplative gazing, written journaling and noticing to help clarify, express, or respond to prayer and expression.” Our time will include journaling and Visio Divina, communal prayer, meditations, solitude, rest, and optional sharing. Bring your journal and art supplies. Basic art materials will be provided.

Jun
30
Sat
Day of Reflection & Wellness for Female Veterans
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Day of Reflection & Wellness for Female Veterans

Presenter: Cathy Maguire, RSM
Cost: FREE (includes lunch)
To register call 215-934-6206
An opportunity for female veterans  to address the spiritual dimension of healing from the trauma of war, to unmask the wound and contagion of violence in our society, and to reveal streams of transforming grace through the experience of Veterans. The retreats provide opportunities to come together in a supportive environment to tend the soul-wounds of war, to rekindle hope and compassion, and to reconnect to the wisdom of your heart.

Jul
8
Sun
7-DAY DIRECTED RETREAT
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 11:00 am

Withdraw from the busyness of life for an experience grounded in solitude, silence, reflection, and prayer. Retreatants stay in a comfortable room with all meals provided.

Directors: Cranaleith Staff
July 8–15, 2018; Arrival: 7 p.m., Sunday; Departure: 11 a.m., Sunday
Cost: $600
Call 215-934-6206 to register

Jul
12
Thu
Summer Cinema: Forks Over Knives (PG)
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Cinema: Forks Over Knives (PG)

Cost: $5/movie (popcorn included)
Facilitator: Leslie Porreca, RSM

Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a series of informative, uplifting and impactful films that connect us with the world around us. The evening will include a film screening followed by a discussion. Synopsis: Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously? Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Other Summer Cinema Movies

Inside Out (PG) 
Thursday, July 6, 2018 7-9PM

Queen of Katwe (PG)
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 7-9 PM

Jul
17
Tue
Garden to Table Seasonal Cooking: Pizza Making
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Garden to Table Seasonal Cooking: Pizza Making

Presenter: Leslie Porreca, RSM
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
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 Leslie for her recipes. This is your chance to join Leslie and learn some of her secrets of combining love of the environment with faith and food. Register today, space is limited! Join us for extraordinary hospitality, excellent cuisine and a sanctuary-like setting. Bring a friend or come as a couple.

Jul
27
Fri
Drumming and Walking the Labyrinth under a Full Moon
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drumming and Walking the Labyrinth under a Full Moon

Instructor: Patricia Hatfield
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Come, celebrate the summer and God’s love for the world with a time of prayer and reflection. Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the spiritual leaders of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

A labyrinth has a single, purposeful path that winds from the edge into the center. The same path leads back out to the edge again. Thus, it resembles the indirect path of our lives, which leads us sometimes into the center of the human condition, sometimes into the heart and mind of God, sometimes into the very core of illness or pain. Today, labyrinths have been rediscovered and are being built and “walked” as a tool of spiritual growth and emotional well-being.

Jul
28
Sat
Sacred Sound Workshop 
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sacred Sound Workshop 

Presenters: Ruth Cunningham and Phyllis Strock 
Cost includes lunch
Register online here 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 connection to spirit. Practices in humming, toning, chanting, mantras, and simple improvisation will be taught. Explore new ways of experiencing music and how to use music and sound more effectively in daily life. In addition, the presenters will perform with a medieval harp and flute and songs created specifically for the group. No prior musical talent or experience needed. All are welcome.

Aug
9
Thu
Pottery and Poetry
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pottery and Poetry

Instructors: Maria DiBello, RSM and Mary Trainer, RSM
Cost includes lunch and art materials
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
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 and reverent spirit.

Aug
16
Thu
Summer Cinema: Queen of Katwe (PG)
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Cinema: Queen of Katwe (PG)

Facilitator: Cathy Maguire, RSM
Cost: $5/movie (popcorn included)
Register online here or call 215-934-6206
Join us for a series of informative, uplifting and impactful films that connect us with the world around us. The evening will include a film screening followed by a discussion. Synopsis: A warm and moving movie based on the true story of 10-year-old international chess champion Phiona Mutesi. Phiona spends her days fetching water and selling maize to help her family until the day she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who’s also the chess team coach in Phiona’s Ugandan neighborhood. He mentors her, and it’s quickly clear that although she can’t read or write, she was meant to play the game.  Phiona becomes fascinated with chess and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

Other Summer Cinema Movies

Inside Out (PG) 
Thursday, July 6, 2018 7-9PM

Forks Over Knives (PG) 
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

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