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Knit, Crochet, Pray Together: April 2 – June 19, 2024

Cathy Maguire RSM

April 2 - June 19, 2024
Onsite and online
This program offers a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life.  Members work on their own projects or create projects for donation groups.  In addition to Foster Care for Success Red Scarf Project, we also donate hats, scarves, and mittens to first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary…

Nourish and Emerge your Mind, Body & Spirit for the Summer Solstice

Athena Dugan and Rasheeda Hastings

June 20, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Greet the Summer Solstice with a day devoted to embracing this season of warmth and newness! Experience this cosmic dance by turning towards your inner light though a labyrinth walk, journaling and light artwork, and a soothing sound bath.

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together: June 25 – September 24, 2024

Cathy Maguire RSM

June 25 - September 24, 2024
Onsite and online
This program offers a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life.  Members work on their own projects or create projects for donation groups.  In addition to Foster Care for Success Red Scarf Project, we also donate hats, scarves, and mittens to first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary…

An Evening of Music and Storytelling with HMS

Stephen G. Hart

June 29, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for an unforgettable evening of original music and storytelling with HMS, featuring the soulful talents of singer and songwriter (and Board Chair of Cranaleith) Steve Hart, accompanied by Ed McTague and John Burkhauser.

Home & Garden Family Day!

June 29, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us and celebrate our historic home and beautiful grounds with a variety of FREE family friendly activities.

Tibetan Singing Bowls: For Healing, Balance, & Peace

Phyllis Strock and Audrey Garrett

June 30, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cranaleith's grounds and experience Tibetan Singing Bowls believed to stimulate energy centers, reduce stress, and relieve pain.

Gentle Outdoor Yoga Class

Tiffany Cooper

July 12, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join certified yoga instructor, Tiffany Cooper, for an evening of invigorating outdoor yoga. Imagine being on your mat in the midst of glorious nature. Practicing to the sounds of bird song and the scent of fresh air.

Preserving Minerva: (Re)Discovering the Work of Architect Minerva Parker Nichols

Molly Lester

July 13, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join architectural historian Molly Lester for a program about Minerva Parker Nichols who was the architect of Cranaleith's main house, and the first woman in the United States to practice architecture independently. Molly will give a talk about Minerva's life and work, and then lead a tour of the house.

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (Monday, 6/15)

Timothy Simmons

July 15, 2024
In this camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own.

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (5-day series)

Timothy Simmons

July 15 - 19, 2024
In this 5-day camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own. Throughout the series, facilitator Timothy Simmons will lead participants through his storybook guide to finding your own song, Serafine Finds…

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (Tuesday, 6/16)

Timothy Simmons

July 16, 2024
In this camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own.

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (Wednesday, 6/17)

Timothy Simmons

July 17, 2024
In this camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own.

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (Thursday, 6/18)

Timothy Simmons

July 18, 2024
In this camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own.

A Visit to the Southern Border: A Report and Update on the Immigration Crisis

Joanne Castner

July 18, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join Joanne Castner for a presentation about her immersion trip to the US-Mexico border in 2022 and to explore how the increasing polarization in our country about immigration has impacted the situation at the border since her trip.

Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children (Friday, 6/19)

Timothy Simmons

July 19, 2024
In this camp program, children will gather to hear stories, explore ways to create music together, make up songs and art, and even tell some stories of their own.

The Spirituality of Racial Justice

Lauren Brownlee

July 20, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for a workshop where we will consider the patterns of bias, particularly around race, that show up in our spiritual communities and analyze how principles of racial justice reflect the principles of our own faith traditions.

Wise and Holy Women with Brother Mickey McGrath

Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS

July 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join artist and storyteller Brother Mickey McGrath for a program in celebration of great women from across the ages and cultures of church history.

The Laboratory of Forgiveness

Scott Hutchinson

July 27, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Entering “the laboratory of forgiveness” is to enter deeply into the territory of God’s abundant grace. We will risk immersing ourselves in dynamic gospel stories that will claim us and call forth our deepest expressions of confession, gratitude, generosity, and hope.

Meeting The Beloved Disciple for the First Time: A Biblical Retreat (Overnight)

Dr. Marie Noel Keller, RSM

July 29 - August 2, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Our world hurts and there has never been a greater need for courageous Christians to stand up and be counted. Scripture provides us the strength we need. Moreover, the wisdom of the Fourth Gospel’s “Beloved Disciple” can help us grapple with the challenges today holds. Accordingly, we will engage with…

Lenape History and Storytelling with Barbara Bluejay Michalksi

Barbara Bluejay Michalksi

August 4, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for a family friendly program on the Lenape People led by Chief Barbara Bluejay Michalski.

Family Garden Pizza Party!

Quintel Coles

August 6, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Bring your family out to Cranaleith for an evening of creating a personalized garden to table pizza topped with fresh ingredients we will pick together from our garden. After the pizzas are prepared, enjoy a pizza party together and get to know other families in the community. A sweet treat…

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

Christine Konopelski, SSJ and Maria DiBello, RSM

August 9 - 10, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg Presents the 19th Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Video

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

August 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us to view a special video of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind video was recorded and streamed worldwide on May 12, 2024. Rabbi Sheila Weinberg, one of the founders of the Philly chapter of American Friends of Combatants for Peace, a co-sponsor of the ceremony, will…

Let Us All Breathe Together: A Reading and Reception with Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg

September 12, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for an evening celebrating, author, poet, rabbi & teacher, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, and her newest book, "Let Us All Breathe Together: Prose, Poems and Practices."

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

John Buettler and Maria DiBello, RSM

October 25 - 26, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

John Buettler and Maria DiBello, RSM

December 13 - 14, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat

Christine Konopelski, SSJ and Maria DiBello, RSM

January 17 - 18, 2025
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
What might happen if you took twenty-four hours to enter into the quiet and stillness with God?   Allow yourself the opportunity for spiritual renewal.