Gaelic for “sanctuary of trees,” Cranaleith is a retreat and conference center for those who wish to reflect on what matters deeply in their lives, renew their spirit for life and work, or restore themselves from life’s traumas. Individuals and groups are invited to participate in retreats and other programs in a spirit-rekindling environment of well-being, respect, and harmony. Cranaleith is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.

Special News Update!

On behalf of the Cranaleith Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure and significant excitement that we announce the appointment of Deborah Kost to be the next Executive Director of Cranaleith Spiritual Center, effective August 1, 2020.

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Cranaleith From Home

Welcome! Although the pandemic has separated us physically, Cranaleith continues to offer itself as a sanctuary for all who seek renewal. We are currently providing resources and spiritual companionship through virtual programs and events, spiritual direction and a weekly electronic newsletter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Virtual/Online Programs

In this time of COVID-19 when physical distancing is the order of the day, Cranaleith is offering new programs online via Zoom. Click to view upcoming programs and events and to register.



Our newsletter Cranaleith From Home offers reflections, prayers, resources and more to help you stay connected and provide support.

View a Virtual Concert

Songs From “The Hart”

Take and break from the day-to-day stress of life to renew your spirit. Listen to the quiet and contemplative folk music of the HMS Acoustic Band. They performed a live concert at Cranaleith on September 6, 2020.

Color With Us!

Because it is Good to Play…

The resurrection is an invitation to get creative with our re-creating God!  Take some time for coloring and reflection alone or as a family.

Register and download a self-directed program here:


Virtual Staff Development Retreats

Join us for a half-day or day-long program to process how recent events have impacted individuals and teams and to regroup as you continue your journey.

Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for COVID-19
It balances concern for your health and safety with our mission of hospitality.