Programs for Veterans

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Register by email at info@cranaleith.org or call 215-934-6206.

Cranaleith’s “Coming Home, Becoming Whole” program offers retreat opportunities for returning and those that serve vets 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 at Cranaleith 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. No cost for these days.

 

Days of Reflection & Wellness for Female Veterans

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Women Veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness and anxiety in their spirits and in their bodies. This day of reflection, healing and wellness is an opportunity to come together in a supportive environment with others who have shared your experience: to tend the soul-wounds of war, to rekindle hope and compassion, and to reconnect to the wisdom of your own heart. Instructor: Sr. Maria DiBello, RSM

Join us for the day and you will find:
A safe and serene place of hospitality
An opportunity for quiet reflection and sharing with others who have lived your story
The support of skilled and gentle facilitators
The availability of holistic modes of healing

Past participants said:
“I learned how empowering it is to be with other women vets.”
“Today was a day of peace, friendship, sharing stories of life’s trials and tribulations. It was a day of  healing and discovering the uniqueness in each of us.”

 

Restoring the Soul After War: A Call to Faith Communities
Instructor: Chris Antal

December 6-8, 2016, Tuesday to Thursday, beginning 4 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. on final day
Cost: $250 (includes lodging and meals) $200 for commuters
Inquire about scholarships 

This three-day workshop will equip and empower teams of lay leaders and clergy  to draw from the unique resources of their respective traditions in order to tend to the moral injuries and soul wounds that result from war and military service.

The “Coming Home, Becoming Whole” program is funded in part by grants from the Independence Blue Cross and Kalliopeia Foundations.