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Nov
17
Sun
Engaging Active Hope – Workshop Series
Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Engaging Active Hope - Workshop Series

Engaging Active Hope Workshop Series

Dates: Sundays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $20/session
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The Engaging Active Hope workshop series explores practical ways to address climate change. The series draws on the work of the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and is about finding and offering our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. At the heart of this workshop series is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear about what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding and offering our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness.

The critical passage or hinge of the workshop happens when, instead of privatizing, repressing and pathologizing our pain for the world (be it fear, grief, outrage or despair), we honor it. We learn to re-frame it as suffering-with or compassion. This brings us back to life.

All sessions will use the book Active Hope: How to Face  the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Sessions

October 20, 2019
Session 1
What is the story of our time? And what do we want it to be?
Introduction
Three Stories of Our Time
Trusting the Spiral

November 3, 2019
Session 2
Every spiritual tradition begins in gratitude – what can we learn from starting with thanksgiving?
Coming From Gratitude

November 10, 2019
Session 3
The more we love, the harder it is to lose what is precious. Honoring our pain and grief is an essential part of our work.
Honoring Our Pain for the World

November 17,  2019
Session 4
Seeing with new eyes. Doing this work together allows us to experience a wider sense of self, a richer experience of community, and a larger view of time.
A Wider Sense of Self
A Different Kind of Power
A Richer Experience of Community
A Larger View of Time

November 24, 2019
Session 5
On going forth: Our work is in the world around us! Supporting one another, daring to believe what is possible, and maintain energy and enthusiasm over the long haul launches our work in the world.

Catching an Inspiring Vision
Daring to Believe it is Possible
Building Support Around You
Maintaining Energy and Enthusiasm
Strengthened by Uncertainty

Presenter

Alison Cornish

 

Nov
18
Mon
Evening of Contemplative Prayer
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening of Contemplative Prayer

Evening of Contemplative Prayer

There’s a lot demanding our attention. The best thing to cut through the noise? Space to hear God speak. You don’t need a crowd of people or a big cathedral to have a conversation with God, but there’s undeniable power in experiencing prayer together under one roof.

Join us for a simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/ blessed world. We will shelter the gift of silence with a guided invitation to prayer and the availability of supportive practices. Please call each week to confirm participation and location.

Presenter: Maria DiBello, RSM
Mondays, though May 20, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Main House
Cost:
Donation
Call 215-934-6206 to register.

Maria DiBello, RSM

 

Nov
19
Tue
Knit, Crochet, Pray Together
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Knit, Crochet, Pray Together

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together

Those of us who knit and crochet know its impact on our body, mind and spirit. Join us to continue a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life. Create a prayer shawl for women in our veteran’s program or bring your own project. Skills will be shared and fun had by all. Beginners welcome. The program takes place in Cranaleith’s historic home. Some patterns and materials will be provided. We will be using the book Knit, Purl, Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul by Lisa Bogart. Available in our Gift Shop for $12.

Cost: $7/session

Facilitator

Catherine Maguire, RSM

Nov
24
Sun
Engaging Active Hope – Workshop Series
Nov 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Engaging Active Hope - Workshop Series

Engaging Active Hope Workshop Series

Dates: Sundays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Cost: $20/session
Download flyer

The Engaging Active Hope workshop series explores practical ways to address climate change. The series draws on the work of the eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and is about finding and offering our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. At the heart of this workshop series is the idea that Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear about what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding and offering our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness.

The critical passage or hinge of the workshop happens when, instead of privatizing, repressing and pathologizing our pain for the world (be it fear, grief, outrage or despair), we honor it. We learn to re-frame it as suffering-with or compassion. This brings us back to life.

All sessions will use the book Active Hope: How to Face  the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Sessions

October 20, 2019
Session 1
What is the story of our time? And what do we want it to be?
Introduction
Three Stories of Our Time
Trusting the Spiral

November 3, 2019
Session 2
Every spiritual tradition begins in gratitude – what can we learn from starting with thanksgiving?
Coming From Gratitude

November 10, 2019
Session 3
The more we love, the harder it is to lose what is precious. Honoring our pain and grief is an essential part of our work.
Honoring Our Pain for the World

November 17,  2019
Session 4
Seeing with new eyes. Doing this work together allows us to experience a wider sense of self, a richer experience of community, and a larger view of time.
A Wider Sense of Self
A Different Kind of Power
A Richer Experience of Community
A Larger View of Time

November 24, 2019
Session 5
On going forth: Our work is in the world around us! Supporting one another, daring to believe what is possible, and maintain energy and enthusiasm over the long haul launches our work in the world.

Catching an Inspiring Vision
Daring to Believe it is Possible
Building Support Around You
Maintaining Energy and Enthusiasm
Strengthened by Uncertainty

Presenter

Alison Cornish

 

Nov
25
Mon
Evening of Contemplative Prayer
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening of Contemplative Prayer

Evening of Contemplative Prayer

There’s a lot demanding our attention. The best thing to cut through the noise? Space to hear God speak. You don’t need a crowd of people or a big cathedral to have a conversation with God, but there’s undeniable power in experiencing prayer together under one roof.

Join us for a simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/ blessed world. We will shelter the gift of silence with a guided invitation to prayer and the availability of supportive practices. Please call each week to confirm participation and location.

Presenter: Maria DiBello, RSM
Mondays, though May 20, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Main House
Cost:
Donation
Call 215-934-6206 to register.

Maria DiBello, RSM

 

Nov
26
Tue
Deepening Our Wisdom Years: A Spirituality of Aging
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Deepening Our Wisdom Years: A Spirituality of Aging

Time: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/session (includes lunch)

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As we grow older, we become more conscious of the new realities that life holds for us. We invite you to come together and grow in community with others who are experiencing the process of aging. In a setting of prayer, peace and beauty we will share what is stirring in us, listen to valuable reflections and enter into prayer that will touch our hearts and spirits. All of this will enrich our later years, offer us wisdom and peace, and help us to become more conscious of God’s presence in all aspects of our lives.

Upcoming Dates:

November 12, 2019- Praying Our Feelings
Presenter:  Mary Anne Nolan, RSM
Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of honoring and respecting our feelings and how helpful it can be to express our feelings to God in prayer.

November 26, 2019- Developing an Attitude of Gratitude: Living with a Thankful Heart
Presenter: Marie Michele Donnelly, TSM
All that we are, all that we have is a gift, given to us by a gracious God. To develop an “attitude of gratitude” engenders a sense of peace and contentment that will be a major support to us in our later years.

December 10, 2019- Cherishing Our Relationships
Presenter:  Mary Anne Nolan, RSM
In this Advent season, we will bring to mind those persons who have helped to form and shape us into who we have become. We will ponder the value of our relationships both in the present and as we grow older.

Thank you to our sponsor

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Dec
1
Sun
Advent Programs 2019
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm
Advent Programs 2019

The season of Advent draws us to the quiet where Mercy sings. We invite you to join us for a program. Take a step back from the pressing concerns of everyday life to reflect and pray.


 

 

Dec
2
Mon
Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources – For Faith-Leaders Serving Veterans and their Families
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm
Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources - For Faith-Leaders Serving Veterans and their Families

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources

A program for faith-leaders serving veterans and their families

This free, two-day interactive training is co-sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Center, Crescenz VA Medical Center, Cranaleith Spirtual Center, and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.

Seats are limited at this event, so please REGISTER to RESERVE your seat now.

Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy because they feel the faith community can provide anonymity, confidentiality and a stigma-free environment. Yet clergy members sometimes have limited knowledge about readjustment difficulties and the unique health issues such as post-traumatic stress, or depression common to returning warriors. This event can help prepare you to support them.

The Community Training Partner Initiative offers critical resource to educate and support the faith community.

Training Information
The training will consist of two training days: Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3. Registration begins at 8:30 am on each training day, with the sessions beginning at 9 am. Breakfast and lunch for both training days are provided at Cranaleith Spiritual Center. After lunch on December 2, participants will travel to the Crescenz VA Medical Center for Module 2 of the training and the Community Healing Ceremony in the Chapel. Participants will receive a contact hour certificate for each module completed. Please note that this training is provided at no cost to participants, but if overnight accommodations are needed, they are available at Cranaleith for a rate of $60 per person per night. To reserve a room, contact Kelly Klein at (215) 934-6206 ext. 107 or at kklein@cranaleith.org

December 2- Module 1: Military Culture and the Wounds of War, Cranaleith Spiritual Center

  • Explore underlying conflicts between military & civilian cultures.
  • Increase understanding of the potential needs of assistance among those returning from war.
  • Increase understanding of the challenges of re-integration into family & community after war.
  • To consider potential roles of clergy in providing assistance with Veteran care.

December 2- Module 2: Pastoral Care for Veterans and their Families, Crescenz VA Medical Center

  • Improve pastoral care skills to better serve Veterans, service members & their families.
  • Present the narrative approach to pastoral care to include the roles of past, present & future.
  • Consider the roles of clergy in community pastoral care.
  • Review pastoral responses to & resources for Veteran care, especially regarding moral injury.

December 3- Module 3: Mental Health Services and Referrals, Cranaleith Spiritual Center

  • Review national trends in mental health care.
  • Review resources for mental health care available.
  • Provide specific information on making referrals to VA mental health care & community mental health.

December 3- Module 4: Building Community Partnerships, Cranaleith Spirtual Center

  • Review the potential for congregations to be communities that support re-integration of Veterans back into their settings.
  • Describe some successful community efforts in helping Veterans re-integrate.
  • Identify opportunities for ministry with Veterans in your community.

Learn more about this program on the VA Community Clergy Training Program website or email shane.russell@va.gov.

 

Evening of Contemplative Prayer
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening of Contemplative Prayer

Evening of Contemplative Prayer

There’s a lot demanding our attention. The best thing to cut through the noise? Space to hear God speak. You don’t need a crowd of people or a big cathedral to have a conversation with God, but there’s undeniable power in experiencing prayer together under one roof.

Join us for a simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/ blessed world. We will shelter the gift of silence with a guided invitation to prayer and the availability of supportive practices. Please call each week to confirm participation and location.

Presenter: Maria DiBello, RSM
Mondays, though May 20, 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Location: Main House
Cost:
Donation
Call 215-934-6206 to register.

Maria DiBello, RSM

 

Dec
3
Tue
Knit, Crochet, Pray Together
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Knit, Crochet, Pray Together

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together

Those of us who knit and crochet know its impact on our body, mind and spirit. Join us to continue a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life. Create a prayer shawl for women in our veteran’s program or bring your own project. Skills will be shared and fun had by all. Beginners welcome. The program takes place in Cranaleith’s historic home. Some patterns and materials will be provided. We will be using the book Knit, Purl, Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul by Lisa Bogart. Available in our Gift Shop for $12.

Cost: $7/session

Facilitator

Catherine Maguire, RSM