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Days of Reflection and Wellness for Female Veterans: “Coming Home, Becoming Whole”

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Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness, and anxiety in their spirits and bodies. These days of reflection, healing and wellness offer opportunities to come together in a supportive environment with others who have shared similar experiences. We invite you to come to Cranaleith to tend to your soul-wounds of war; rekindle hope and compassion and reconnect to the wisdom of your own heart.

Facilitators: Maria DiBello, RSM and Cathy Maguire, RSM
Cost: FREE (includes lunch)

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04
Apr
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April 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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VA Community Clergy Training Program
11
May
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Community Clergy Training for Advancing Veteran’s Whole Health

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 3:00 pm

Register This free, two-day, interactive training is co-sponsored by the VA National Chaplain Center, the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and Cranaleith Spiritual Center. Seats are LIMITED, so please REGISTER to RESERVE your seat now. Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Overnight accommodations at Cranaleith are available for an additional fee. This training is to build the capacity of faith communities so clergy and congregants (active members of religious communities) are both welcome to attend. Ideally, faith communities would register a team…

7-Day Directed Retreat
20
Jun
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Day of Reflection and Wellness for Female Veterans: Summer Relaxation

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Register “Summer is the fullness of light within and without” As we welcome the Summer Solstice, we will embrace both the sources of light and darkness in our lives. Through music, poetry and the images of abundant life on Cranaleith’s beautiful grounds, we will discover the wisdom held in our own growth.  Come join us! Women veterans face unique challenges when returning from combat, often carrying stress, grief, numbness, and anxiety in their spirits and bodies. These days of reflection,…

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Aronda Smith-Benson

Stories of Transformation

Aronda Smith-Benson is a member of Cranaleith’s board and a decorated Army veteran. “Safety, reverence, and gentle guidance welcome those who come to Cranaleith’s retreat days for women vets,” says Aronda. Women can tell their stories from an honest place, and be invited to find hope, resilience, and courage within themselves. I see enormous possibilities for Cranaleith to connect to service-providers, and offer something essential to healing the wounds so many carry.”