Marge Worstall is a retreatant who visits our property regularly for walks. We noticed her amazing photos on social media and asked her to share a few with us here.
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.
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.
Take a Historic House Tour
Virtual Tea & Tour: Historic Home
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Tour our historic home built in 1891 and now on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about our connection to Susan B. Anthony and the suffragettes. Enjoy an at-home “equalitea” with our founder Mary Trainer. (Both tea and tour will be live and interactive on Zoom.)
Learn more and register.
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:
Recently, Cranaleith hosted an online panel discussion entitled, “The Pandemic and Those Most Vulnerable.” The panelists each minister in Philadelphia’s center city or its Kensington neighborhood. Their stories and reflections were beautiful and challenging. What follows are highlights.
Author and poet Rilke posed the question, “When does God pour the earth, the stars, into us?” It is a striking way of reflecting upon the idea of work and creativity and our becoming real.
Plan Your Meeting
Beautiful grounds, peaceful ambiance, healthy meals, and meeting rooms – for groups as small as 10 or as large as 100 – make the perfect setting for your next meeting or retreat.
Let us take one day only in hands at a time. Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.