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Join us for one of our upcoming retreats or programs! To meet your needs, Cranaleith is offering different ways to access our programs. Choose between on-site, virtual, and on-demand! Scholarships are available for all programs, because everyone is welcome at Cranaleith. See program descriptions for more details.

On-Site Programs

Settled on 10 acres, stroll our beautiful grounds and join us at Cranaleith for an on-site program or retreat!

Virtual Programs

Join us from anywhere with our virtual events via Zoom!

On Demand Programs

Purchase an on-demand event and you will recive a pdf of links to the videos. You may then watch the videos at your leisure.

Evenings of Contemplative Prayer (online)

Maria DiBello, RSM

September 11, 2023 - May 20, 2024
A simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/blessed world

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together: April 2 – June 19, 2024

Cathy Maguire RSM

April 2 - June 18, 2024
Onsite and online
This program offers a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life.  Members work on their own projects or create projects for donation groups.  In addition to Foster Care for Success Red Scarf Project, we also donate hats, scarves, and mittens to first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary…

Zentangle: A Meditative Art (Secret Garden Tangle)

Sue Trembeth

April 21, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Looking for a way to unwind from stress, focus your thoughts, or explore your creative side? Get inspired by the beauty of spring and create a Secret Garden inspired piece of art using the Zentangle method.

Spiritual Practices for Creative Fulfillment (3 Tuesdays)

Michelle Rothwell

April 23 - May 7, 2024
On-line
A holistic approach to creativity can help you remove creative blocks, reawaken inspiration, and sharpen cognitive thinking. Learn how to use acoustic meditation, simple body-awareness movements, and other stimulating sensory-based practices to entrain your brainwaves for optimum Creativity.

Hopeful Living (Fill Your Bucket) – Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Bernadette Rudolph

April 26, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
This year for Administrative Professionals’ Day, Cranaleith welcomes all administrative professionals to a reflective workshop on reclaiming hope.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

John Buettler

April 26 - 27, 2024
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.

How to Become a Synodal Parish: Level 100 Context & Practices

Maureen O'Connell, PhD and Bernadette Rudolph

April 27, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
If you are part of a Catholic leadership or ministry team in a parish, you and your team could become equipped to bring synodality to life for the people you serve. Discover what God is dreaming of for the Church!

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 1 – May 3)

Tiffany Cooper

May 3, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (6-week series)

Tiffany Cooper

May 3 - June 7, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a 6-week yoga series. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

How to Become a Synodal Parish: Level 100 Context and Practices

Bernadette Rudolph

May 4 - 5, 2024
If you are part of a Catholic leadership or ministry team in a parish, you and your team could become equipped to bring synodality to life for the people you serve. Discover what God is dreaming of for the Church!

This Fragment of Hope: A Retreat Day for Women Veterans

Maria DiBello, RSM and Kelly Denton-Borhaug, PhD

May 4, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Through poetry, immersion in Cranaleith’s beauty, and a simple art expression, we will share the fragments of hope we hold for ourselves and our aching world. The day will also explore the theme of moral injury, as we surrender our hearts to healing and newness.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 2 – May 10)

Tiffany Cooper

May 10, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Beauty Will Save the World: The Wisdom of Creativity

Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS

May 11, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In these times of ever-increasing division and violence, we will focus instead on the healing power of art, music, and the beauty of nature.

25th Anniversary Gala Ticket

May 16, 2024
Knowlton Mansion
As of 4/15/2024, tickets are sold out. We are creating a wait list; in the case of a cancellation, you will be notified via email. No tickets will be available at the event.      Join us on Thursday May 16, 2024 from 6-10pm to celebrate 25 years of serving…

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 3 – May 17)

Tiffany Cooper

May 17, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Zentangle: A Meditative Art (Butterfly Mandala Tangle)

Sue Trembeth

May 19, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Looking for a way to unwind from stress, focus your thoughts, or explore your creative side? Come learn the basics of Zentangle’s relaxing method of art and welcome spring by creating a colorful butterfly mandala.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 4 – May 24)

Tiffany Cooper

May 24, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Word By Word: Exploring the Second Half of Life

Robert L. Schoonmaker

May 29, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
We invite you to join us for a program in finding our true selves through words during the second half of life. Together we will identify the resources within us and outside ourselves that can enable us to write a personal memoir.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 5 – May 31)

Tiffany Cooper

May 31, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Zentangle Series: Beyond the Basics!

Sue Trembeth

June 2 - 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In this three-week Zentangle course, you will go beyond the basics and continue to explore the Zentangle Method.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World

Bernadette Rudolph

June 5 - 26, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Once you start to notice it, threads of the natural world are woven into the very fabric of the gospels: foxes, wheat, storms. This fact points us toward a Christ-centered spirituality that is also eco-centered. Join us and explore what this means.

Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Week 6 – June 7)

Tiffany Cooper

June 7, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified Yoga Instructor and Energy Worker, Tiffany Cooper, for a replenishing yoga class. We are living in an increasingly stressful world, and it is important to give ourselves time to release stress and anxiety in order to heal. Through the practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra you can…

Eco-Spirituality Day: Forest Bathing & From Lightbulbs to Vessels, Arks and Wells Workshops

Alison Cornish and Sue MacQueen

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Come enjoy 2 programs in one day for one low price! Gift yourself a full day immersed in eco-spirituality by participating in a rejuvenating outdoor Forest Bathing workshop and an indoor action-oriented climate change workshop.

From Lightbulbs to Vessels, Arks and Wells: A Workshop for Responding to the Climate Crisis

Alison Cornish

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Let's come together to learn actionable items to help combat climate change focused on the resources that are inherent in our spiritual traditions. All are welcome to this workshop, particularly those who are members of any denominational Green Team or Creation Care Committee in a faith community.

Forest Bathing

Sue MacQueen

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for a slow, mindful walk in nature on the grounds of beautiful Cranaleith, where we will pay close attention to our surroundings using our five senses.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (online)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

June 13 - August 7, 2024
Join us for a 5-part book circle conversation series as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

7-Day Directed Silent Retreat

Maria DiBello, RSM and Mary Trainer, RSM

June 14 - 21, 2024
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. 

From Weary to Refreshed: The ABC’s of Renewal for Women Leaders

Deidre Anderson PhD and Tiffany Cooper

June 21, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for a transformative full-day retreat tailored for women by women, where the ABCs of Authenticity, Boldness, and Change will equip you with practical tools to recharge yourself on an ongoing basis.

Tibetan Singing Bowls: For Healing, Balance, & Peace

Phyllis Strock and Audrey Garrett

June 30, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cranaleith's grounds and experience Tibetan Singing Bowls believed to stimulate energy centers, reduce stress, and relieve pain.

Preserving Minerva: (Re)Discovering the Work of Architect Minerva Parker Nichols

Molly Lester

July 13, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join architectural historian Molly Lester for a program about Minerva Parker Nichols who was the architect of Cranaleith's main house, and the first woman in the United States to practice architecture independently. Molly will give a talk about Minerva's life and work, and then lead a tour of the house.

The Spirituality of Racial Justice

Lauren Brownlee

July 20, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for a workshop where we will consider the patterns of bias, particularly around race, that show up in our spiritual communities and analyze how principles of racial justice reflect the principles of our own faith traditions.

The Laboratory of Forgiveness

Scott Hutchinson

July 27, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Entering “the laboratory of forgiveness” is to enter deeply into the territory of God’s abundant grace. We will risk immersing ourselves in dynamic gospel stories that will claim us and call forth our deepest expressions of confession, gratitude, generosity, and hope.

Lenape History and Storytelling with Barbara Bluejay Michalksi

Barbara Bluejay Michalksi

August 4, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for a family friendly program on the Lenape People led by Chief Barbara Bluejay Michalski.