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.

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.


Weekly Newsletter

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

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.

Historic HOme

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:


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.

Group holding a meeting at Cranaleith Spiritual Center