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 city sounds Encompassing and confirming The flow of life. I am here. Now. In the shelter of trees. Craneleith is Welcoming me Again. A sacred space In a troubled city Where stories of mercy are shared, And cries for justice blend With the caw of...
Board Member to Give Lecture
Cranaleith Board of Director, Maureen O’Connell, PhD, is giving the annual spring lecture of the American Catholic Historical Society titled, “Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness.” The lecture will take place Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Read more HERE.
Cranaleith Development Director on Panel
Cranaleith’s Director of Development and Marketing, Christopher Grosso, is a panelist at the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Non-Profit Summit on Wednesday, April 13. As described by the Chamber: “Join us as we host a panel discussion with nonprofit professionals who will share their strategies for engaging with donors, volunteers, partners, and other constituents. The panel discussion will be followed by an in-depth interview with nonprofit leaders who will discuss where we are, where we’re going from here and how we’re going to get there.” Learn more or register for the Non-Profit Summit HERE.
Alum Pens Labyrinth Article
Rasheeda Hastings, a 2021 Cranaleith Spiritual Direction Formation Program alumna, published an article in Presbyterians Today detailing the history and benefits of using labyrinths in spiritual life. Rasheeda is a professionally trained labyrinth facilitator who, along with Athena Duggan, will be giving a talk and demonstration on labyrinths at Cranaleith as part of the May 7 Women’s Veterans Retreat. May 7 is also World Labyrinth Day. Read Rasheeda’s article HERE and learn about the Women’s Veterans Retreat HERE.
$50K Matching Challenge!
Choosing Mercy “A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” –Pope Francis March 11, 2022 Dear Friends, Mercy is a choice. While mercy flows freely from God, we must choose to accept it in our hearts and choose to share it with the world. Cranaleith is a contemplative spiritual center that flows from mercy. When you became a friend of Cranaleith, you too chose mercy. For that I thank you. Our merciful work, of course, is never done. With the recent retirement of Cranaleith’s Executive Director, Deborah Kost, the Board of Directors asked me to...
Board Member's New Book Featured
A member of Cranaleith’s Board of Directors, Maureen H. O’Connell, PhD, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer about her new book, “Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness.” Read more HERE and purchase a copy HERE.
$25,000 Matching Gift Gifts made between now and January 31st will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 by Ron Selzer of The Broken Wing Foundation. Last quarter, we met the same $25,000 challenge, and Ron and his Foundation matched the $25,000 raised. Thank you, Ron, and thanks to all who donated! Let’s do it again and double the impact of your gift by donating today! MAKE A GIFT ONLINE! You can also contribute by sending a check made payable to Cranaleith to: Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116 With your financial support, Cranaleith will always respond to the spiritual...