Food & Hospitality

DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS DINING

Fresh, organic, locally sourced, and seasonal—these words reflect our commitment to nourish you during your stay at Cranaleith. While focused on plant-based cuisine, daily menus also include sustainable sources of animal protein as well as gluten-free, lactose-free, and paleo options. Our year-round garden, hen house, and honey hives yield a range of harvests that inspire our menus.

From our bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets, and healthy, salty and sweet breaks, to our delectable dinners, we provide memorable dining from an eco-spiritual perspective.


MERCY HOSPITALITY

What makes a Mercy retreat center different from others? It’s our commitment to excellence and attention to each person as part of the whole of creation. In our encounters with our participants, we seek to be collaborative and empowering; we accept people where they are and offer the welcome and hospitality that Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, would have offered.

In our buildings and grounds as well, we create sacred space to hold the spirit and prayers of each one who comes through our doors.

 

Stories of Transformation

Luke Hillier (far right) is the Philadelphia City Director of Mission Year, a national organization that seeks to develop leaders who will transform the church, the city, and the world. After a day-long planning retreat, he told us, “Your grounds were beautiful, food terrific, and the meeting room was perfect. But even more than any of that was the truly moving hospitality and kindness from literally every staff member we crossed paths with during our visit. To receive that, not as high-paying executives, but as a group visiting with a moderate budget, and to know that all others in our situation are received the same…that’s really special. The commitment you all have to stay true to your mission with integrity and honor means a lot.”