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Board Member Presents at Ignatian Conference
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Board Member Presents at Ignatian Conference

Cranaleith Board member, author, and Professor of Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, Maureen O’Connell, PhD, will lead a breakout session at the Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership Conference at Saint Joseph’s University on July 28 in Philadelphia. Her sessions, Undoing the Knots: Spiritual Resources for Anti-Racist Discipleship, is based on her recent book, “Undoing the...

Board Member's New Book Reviewed
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Board Member's New Book Reviewed

Cranaleith Board member Maureen O’Connell’s latest book, Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness, was reviewed Emma McDonald in the national publication, Commonweal, which praised the work as “a project of unraveling.” Read the full review HERE.

Pioneering Sister of Mercy Featured
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Pioneering Sister of Mercy Featured

From the Associated Press story: “Black Catholic Nuns: A compelling long-overlooked history” published on April 30: “Among the many pioneers is Sister Cora Marie Billings, who as a 17-year-old in 1956 became the first Black person admitted into the Sisters of Mercy in Philadelphia. Later, she was the first Black nun to teach in a...

Retreatant Pens Poem
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Retreatant Pens Poem

Georgina Dietz, a regular retreatant at Cranaleith, recently shared a poem with us that she composed during a retreat in March 2022. Published here with her permission. Thank you, Georgina!   Retreat and Renewal By Georgina Dietz I hear the honking of the geese And the sweet sound of rustling trees With the hum of...