New 2018-2019 Brochure is Here!

New 2018-2019 Brochure is Here!

Join us for a retreat this year and you will find a warm welcome, quiet peace and a sense of belonging. View it below. Download your own copy (pdf) Request a hard copy via email info@localhost or call 215-934-6206.  

Caring for Our Corner of Creation

Caring for Our Corner of Creation

At Cranaleith, we are committed to extending Mercy hospitality to all who come here and to caring for this corner of creation which has been entrusted to us. Our vision ensures that visitors will be able to enjoy the beauty of this place for years to come. Here are some of the ways we are working to sustain and nourish Cranaleith. Kitchen: • We source food locally whenever possible. Many meals are made from scratch, including salad dressings and sauces. This allows us to make only what is needed and eliminate waste. • We serve fair-trade coffee, tea and sugar....

CATCH, Inc. Clients Receive Eco-Therapy

CATCH, Inc. Clients Receive Eco-Therapy

A few times a month, Cranaleith has the privilege of welcoming clients from CATCH, Inc., a behavioral health program in Philadelphia, who participate in days of guided reflection or eco-therapy in our garden. We are gifted by the presence of an enormously talented artist, Mary Kay Eichman, RSM, who enables our guests to respond to each day’s theme with sheer delight, freedom and spontaneity. The diverse and colorful possibilities of their imagination seem endless. Often, they break out into song, utterly present to the joy and beauty of their creative power. During the planting and growing season, these same guests...

In Somerton, Suffragists’ Vision Lives On

In Somerton, Suffragists’ Vision Lives On

Hidden City, October 27, 2016 By Sarah Kennedy  Editor’s Note: We travel to the Somerton neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia where the Cranaleith Spiritual Center sits on a bucolic 10-acre property. The late-Victorian house at the center of the parcel, formerly known as Mill-Rae, was built in the late 19th century for women’s rights activist Rachel Foster Avery and was the defining commission that set in motion Nichols’ career as America’s first independent female practitioner of architecture. On Saturday, October 29, the Cranaleith Spiritual Retreat Center will host an event to celebrate its forthcoming placement on the National Register of Historic Places...

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