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Mary Trainer, RSM

Sister Mary Trainer, RSM, is the founding director of Cranaleith Spiritual Center. She earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from Boston University and a certificate in spiritual guidance from Shalem Institute. Mary is also the founder of Mercy International Center in Dublin, Ireland, where the charism of mercy continues to renew the vision and life of mercy in the world.  She also brings her background in organizational development and spirituality into her ministry of Leadership Development with the staff of groups serving the poor, as well as into her work with leaders in business and the professions through the Center’s Work & Spirit programs. Mary offers Spiritual Direction at Cranaleith and serves on the Board of Directors.

Events with Mary Trainer, RSM

Individual Virtual Directed Retreat
Open Dates

Stay at home or hang out in the mountains or at the beach in solitude, silence, and prayer.  Then, log in once/day on Zoom to meet with one of our experienced Spiritual Directors.  This spiritual director or companion will give direction to your reflection based on your needs coming into…

Solitude Day (self-catered)
Open Dates

This registration is for a single onsite day retreat at Cranaleith.  You will have access to a private room as well as the beautiful grounds of Cranaleith. The retreatant remains in solitude and chooses what to do/reflect on during the retreat time. You may wish to focus on Scripture or…

Individual Directed Retreat (self-catered)
Flexible Dates

A limited number of spaces are available each week for those interested in coming onto our campus for 1-5 days/nights. Staff and retreatants will follow local and CDC guidelines. Retreat is a time for solitude, silence and prayer.  You may wish to focus on Scripture or a spiritual book; you…

7-Day Directed Silent Retreat
June 16 - 23, 2023

In sustained stillness, silt has time to settle and the water becomes clear.  Rest can mend the tired mind and weary bones.  Like Elijah, you can at last hear God in the still, small whisper.  Knowing that others are around you, also in silence, provides a sustaining community. You are…