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Caring for Our Corner of Creation
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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...

CATCH, Inc. Clients Receive Eco-Therapy
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CATCH, Inc. Clients Receive Eco-Therapy

A few times a month, Cranaleith has the privilege of welcoming clients from CATCH, Inc., a behavioral health program in Philadelphia, who participate in days of guided reflection or eco-therapy in our garden. We are gifted by the presence of an enormously talented artist, Mary Kay Eichman, RSM, who enables our guests to respond to...

In Somerton, Suffragists’ Vision Lives On
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In Somerton, Suffragists’ Vision Lives On

Hidden City, October 27, 2016 By Sarah Kennedy  Editor’s Note: We travel to the Somerton neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia where the Cranaleith Spiritual Center sits on a bucolic 10-acre property. The late-Victorian house at the center of the parcel, formerly known as Mill-Rae, was built in the late 19th century for women’s rights activist Rachel Foster...

Spirit of Inclusion
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Spirit of Inclusion

Northeast Times, October 11, 2016, By William Kenny  In a year when the United States may see the elec­tion of its first wo­man pres­id­ent, a North­east Phil­adelphia in­sti­tu­tion is cel­eb­rat­ing its role in achiev­ing the right to vote for the na­tion’s wo­men. Cranaleith Spir­itu­al Cen­ter in Somer­ton didn’t ex­ist in 1920 when the states rat­i­fied...

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