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Join us for one of our upcoming retreats and spiritual programs!  Please note that some programs are on-site at Cranaleith and some are held virtually via Zoom.  Scholarships are available for all programs, because everyone is welcome at Cranaleith!  See program descriptions for more details.

Evening of Contemplative Prayer (online)

Maria DiBello, RSM

September 13, 2021 - May 23, 2022
A simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/blessed world

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together, Jan.-Mar. 2022

Cathy Maguire RSM

January 4 - March 29, 2022
Join us to continue a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life. Skills will be shared and fun had by all.  Beginners welcome.

Caste: Winter Book Circle (online)

Maureen O'Connell, PhD and Tylia Barnes

January 27, 2022
For both first-time readers and returnees! Unpack Caste in the context of prayer.  We need more conversation and more contemplative prayer to strengthen us in the work of anti-racism personally and collectively.

Winter Wisdom: A Retreat for Women Veterans (onsite)

Maria DiBello, RSM

February 19, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
These winter days call us to rest in the grace of stillness and listen for the wisdom hidden in darkness.  Through song, silence, poetry and sharing with other who share our hearts’ story, we will welcome the promise stirring below the surface of life. 

In the Cold of Winter, New Life Begins

Bernadette Rudolph

February 20, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In the deep of winter, our hearts yearn for the new life of spring.  Yet, the outside world has its own tasks during the quiet of winter. Plant seeds for Cranaleith’s gardens and reflect on the future that is possible in your heart. 

Living the Questions through Change and Transition: An Overnight Retreat

Michelle Sherman and Lisa Mehalick

February 25 - 26, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Do you need to sort out transitions in your career path, relationships or other aspects of life? Take time away to reconnect with yourself, explore the questions of your heart and honor the outward changes and inner transitions that this moment holds for you.

A Lenten Journey: Explore Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice- online

Ada Renée Williams, Mike Poulin and Daniel Horan, OFM

February 26, 2022
Lent beckons us on a journey of self-examination with and in God, who mercifully brings new life into all our hopeless places.  Cranaleith is partnering with the Institute Office of Anti-Racism & Racial Equity of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to invite you to grow in awareness of…

“A Brave and Startling Truth:” An Ash Wednesday Morning Retreat – online

Maria DiBello, RSM

March 2, 2022
We begin the Lenten Season turning to our God in confidence and longing. 

Entering into the Paschal Mystery of Our Lives – online

Honora Nicholson, RSM

March 19, 2022
“The Paschal Mystery is built into the very DNA of the Universe.”

A Lenten Journey: Explore Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice – Live Zoom Presentation

Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, PSYD

March 23, 2022
Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, will discuss his book, The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola, which adapts the Spiritual Exercises to the challenges of racial justice.  Fr. Saint-Jean invites everyone to prayerful reflection on painful examples of racism from the United States, other countries…

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat, March 25-26, 2022

Mary Anne Nolan, RSM

March 25 - 26, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.

The Way of the Cross in Your Own Heart (onsite)

Mickey O. McGrath, OSFS

March 26, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Re-imagine the traditional Stations of the Cross in light of your own journey of loss and grief; of letting go and moving forward; and of encountering the fears and anxieties of the current times.

Zen and the Passion of Jesus – online

Ellen Birx

April 5, 2022
Let Zen meditation as a silent, wordless prayer form expand your understanding of Lent and the passion of Jesus. Christian teachings and scripture will be juxtaposed with Zen insights, verses, and stories related to suffering and salvation.

Zen and the Resurrection of Jesus – online

Ellen Birx

April 26, 2022
Let Zen meditation, a silent, wordless prayer form, expand your understanding of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. Periods of meditation will be interspersed with talks and discussion related to moment-by-moment death and resurrection, resurrection of the body, eternal life, and awakening to your true self.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat, April 29-30, 2022

Mary Anne Nolan, RSM

April 29 - 30, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.

7-Day Directed Silent Retreat

Maria DiBello, RSM, Mary Trainer, RSM and Bernadette Rudolph

June 17 - 24, 2022
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In sustained stillness, silt has time to settle and the water becomes clear.  Rest can mend the tired mind and bones.  Like Elijah, you can at last hear God in the still, small whisper. 
COVID-19 Policies for All Guests
We prioritize your health and safety with hospitality and mercy.