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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.

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together: June 25 – September 24, 2024

Cathy Maguire RSM

June 25 - September 24, 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…

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.

Meeting The Beloved Disciple for the First Time: A Biblical Retreat (Overnight)

Dr. Marie Noel Keller, RSM

July 29 - August 2, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Our world hurts and there has never been a greater need for courageous Christians to stand up and be counted. Scripture provides us the strength we need. Moreover, the wisdom of the Fourth Gospel’s “Beloved Disciple” can help us grapple with the challenges today holds. Accordingly, we will engage with…

Meeting The Beloved Disciple for the First Time: A Biblical Retreat (Commuter)

Dr. Marie Noel Keller, RSM

July 29 - August 2, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Our world hurts and there has never been a greater need for courageous Christians to stand up and be counted. Scripture provides us the strength we need. Moreover, the wisdom of the Fourth Gospel’s “Beloved Disciple” can help us grapple with the challenges today holds. Accordingly, we will engage with…

Lenape History and Storytelling with Barbara Bluejay Michalski

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.

Family Garden Pizza Party!

Quintel Coles

August 6, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Bring your family out to Cranaleith for an evening of creating a personalized garden to table pizza topped with fresh ingredients we will pick together from our garden. After the pizzas are prepared, enjoy a pizza party together and get to know other families in the community. A sweet treat…

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

Christine Konopelski, SSJ and Maria DiBello, RSM

August 9 - 10, 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.

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg Presents the 19th Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Video

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

August 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us to view a special video of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind video was recorded and streamed worldwide on May 12, 2024. Rabbi Sheila Weinberg Peltz, one of the founders of the Philly chapter of American Friends of Combatants for Peace, a co-sponsor of the ceremony,…

Wonder Women: A Retreat Day for Women Veterans

Maria DiBello, RSM and Kelly Denton-Borhaug, PhD

August 24, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
On this day of storytelling, poetry, silence and a simple art expression, we will explore the wonders we share as women veterans. As we reverence the wonders of our resilient spirits, we will continue to illuminate the “moral injury” we hold with our dark-shadowed world.

Let Us All Breathe Together: A Reading and Reception with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

September 12, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for an evening celebrating, author, poet, rabbi & teacher, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, and her newest book, "Let Us All Breathe Together: Prose, Poems and Practices."

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 1)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 1, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation 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.

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (5-week Series)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 1 - 29, 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.

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 2)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 8, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation 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.

Making Conflict Count: A Marriage Retreat

Gerry and Carey Davis

October 12, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
With your partner, join us as we explore the value of conflict done well -- how to have it if you don't, and how to do it better if you do! 

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 3)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 15, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation 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.

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

Molly Lester

October 17, 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.

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 4)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 22, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation 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.

Earth Hospice Rites for All

Alison Cornish and Trebbe Johnson

October 24, 2024
Something very dear to us humans is dying, and that is our relationship with the seasons, plants, animals, and waters as we know and love them.  In many ways, we are called to offer Earth practices similar to that which hospice offers to our friends and family as they end…

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

John Buettler and Maria DiBello, RSM

October 25 - 26, 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.

Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 5)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

October 29, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation 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.

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

Bernadette Rudolph

November 9 - 10, 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!

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

John Buettler and Maria DiBello, RSM

December 13 - 14, 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.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

Christine Konopelski, SSJ and Maria DiBello, RSM

January 17 - 18, 2025
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 Spirituality of Racial Justice

Lauren Brownlee

February 22, 2025
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.