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A park with trees and grass in the foreground.

Retreat Reflections

Joanne Castner attended an Overnight Directed Retreat this spring at Cranaleith. “It was a time of peacefulness, healing and insight for me,” she said. While here, she wrote a poem and spent time roaming the grounds and capturing these accompanying images.

A greenhouse with many plants growing in it.

Composting 101

Remember the adage "everything in moderation" when putting together a compost pile. Composting is fundamental to gardening. It helps to amend the soil putting nutrients and minerals back in as well as helping with water retention. At Cranaleith, we have many different methods of composting

Leslie Porreca

Eco-Spirituality at Cranaleith

When driving onto Cranaleith’s property, you will notice the expansive lawn and stately historic Victorian house. You may also find Leslie Porreca in the garden or tending her beehives. Leslie is a Sister of Mercy and licensed therapist. She also leads Cranaleith’s Eco-Spirituality program.Leslie’s work includes sustainability and permaculture activities such as recycling, composting, water...

Cranaleith autumn foliage

Caring for Our Corner of Creation

At Cranaleith, we are committed to extending Mercy hospitality to all who come here and to caring for this corner of creation which has been entrusted to us. Our vision ensures that visitors will be able to enjoy the beauty of this place for years to come. Here are some of the ways we are...