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CRANALEITH SPIRITUAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

(Philadelphia, PA — November 10, 2017) — Cranaleith Spiritual Center, a nonprofit conference and retreat center in Northeast Philadelphia has appointed Charlene Flaherty as its new Executive Director. Charlene Flaherty has over 25 years of management experience in non-profit and government policy, program management, and fund development with a focus on homeless individuals and families, those struggling… Read more

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A Day of Respite & Insight For Caregivers – 1/18/18

Facilitator: John Collins, CsSr Thursday, January 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $125 (includes lunch) Serving persons with chronic illness or disabilities is a rewarding endeavor, but often places extreme demands on the caregiver. They can become overwhelmed by stress, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. This retreat is a time of respite for caregivers to… Read more

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Master Seminar: The Dynamics of Leadership in Faith-Based Organizations – 10/3-10/5/2017

The Dynamics of Leadership in Faith-Based Organizations October 3-5, 2017 Presenter: Marisa Guerin, Ph.D. Cost: $400 tuition, including all meals at Cranaleith; $100 for two nights’ lodging at Cranaleith, subject to limited availability Download brochure (pdf) Download application (pdf) Is this the seminar for you? The program is designed for persons holding leadership responsibility in religious… 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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For Sale: “Sweet Mercy” Honey

Over the past several years, Cranaleith has maintained and cared for honey bee hives on its property. Beginners and Intermediate classes are offered and volunteers assist in beekeeping. Our honey is 100% raw and is as fresh as it comes, straight from the hive. Our process reflects our deep respect and care for the environment. Available… Read more

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News – “Learning to Pray”

Richard McKnight’s blog post talks about his experience at Cranaleith. LEARNING TO PRAY THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 (The events in this blog occurred in 2004. I am happy to say I have not experienced this kind of despair since; not even close.) On my way that morning, the traffic was heavy, but thankfully, most of… Read more

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News – “Two Remarkable Women”

iHeart Radio interview (aired April 17, 2016). Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks with Maria DiBello and Mary Trainer of the Sisters of Mercy and Cranaleith Spiritual Center.  “The hidden jewel in the far northeast of Philadelphia, Cranaleith provides a sanctuary that offers a wide array of workshops and retreats for people of all denominations, focused on health and… Read more

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Video: “What is Cranaleith?”

This short video gives an overview of Cranaleith and offers testimonials from several of our guests.  Learn about 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 voices of those who have witnessed first-hand the powerful peace that inhabits… Read more

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