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Bernadette Rudolph

With degrees in the liberal arts, religion and religious education and educational leadership, Bernadette has been a volunteer teacher on the Navajo Reservation, a middle school and high school teacher of literature, religion and math, a pastoral minister in a parish setting, a K-8 principal, adjunct faculty at several universities and the Director for Family and Community Development for the Diocese of Scranton. She currently serves as program director for Cranaleith Spiritual Center and is a certified spiritual director.  She also chairs the Standards and Formation Committee for the National Association of Lay Ministry.

Bernadette constantly seeks what lies below the surface of life.  Of particular interest is how the divine is woven through human lives.  She is committed to mercy and to respectful dialogue.  Bernadette enjoys hiking with her husband John, long talks, cooking and gardening.



Events with Bernadette Rudolph

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…