All Programs

Home / All Programs



Cranaleith Fund-a-Need

Open Dates
Please select a fund that you would like to support.

Cranaleith Memorial/Commemorative Brick Interest

Open Dates
    The Brick may be a Memorial Brick or a Commemorative/Celebratory brick (person is living). The first part of our Commemorative Brick Program will be replacing the bricks surrounding our Labyrinth. In the future, there will be opportunities for placing bricks in other areas of Cranaleith. Twice a Year,…

Spiritual Cataracts and New Horizons: The Holy Ideas of the Enneagram – on demand

Nicholas Collura

Open Dates
The wisdom of the Enneagram reveals how our ego’s particular pattern creates a specific “cataract” that clouds our vision of the divine nature. Learn about these cataracts and the process that moves us beyond them.

Intimacy and Inspiration in the Psalms – on demand

Bernadette Rudolph

Open Dates
Soak in the psalmists’ vivid expressions and tease out how they can take your relationship with God deeper. Let the Psalms also serve as inspiration for your own prayers to God. 

Converting Vice to Virtue with the Help of the Ennegram – on demand

Nicholas Collura

Open Dates
In this second part of Cranaleith’s Enneagram series, learn spiritual practices to move you beyond the "stuck place" that keeps you from living fully.

The Enneagram: A Tool for Spiritual Growth – on demand

Nicholas Collura

Open Dates
In this first part of Cranaleith’s Enneagram series, learn about the nine personality structures in ways that are enlightening both to beginners and to those with knowledge of the Enneagram.

Solitude Day (self-catered)

Maria DiBello, RSM, Bernadette Rudolph and Mary Trainer, RSM

Open Dates
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Seeking a hermitage experience? This retreat allows you to be by yourself throughout your stay and do your own cooking. Let Cranaleith's warmth and beauty provide a renewing space for you!

Individual Virtual Directed Retreat

Maria DiBello, RSM, Mary Trainer, RSM and Bernadette Rudolph

Open Dates
Online
Stay at home or bring your retreat experience to the beach, mountains or wherever you are!

Spiritual Direction Interest

Open Dates
Our spiritual directors offer gentle encouragement to open fully to God’s loving presence and to discern the action of the Spirit around and in you.

Gift Certificates

Open Dates
Celebrate your loved one with the gift of a Cranaleith retreat or program!

Individual Directed Retreat (self-catered)

Maria DiBello, RSM, Mary Trainer, RSM and Bernadette Rudolph

Flexible Dates
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
For some, retreat time includes the joys of cooking for oneself! The beauty, rest and solitude of Cranaleith await you. Meet daily with a spiritual director during your stay.

Individual Private Retreat (self-catered)

Flexible Dates
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
This retreat allows you to be by yourself throughout your stay and do your own cooking. Let Cranaleith's warmth and beauty provide a renewing space for you!

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

Cathy Maguire RSM

April 2 - June 18, 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…

Zentangle Series: Beyond the Basics! (Week 1 – June 2)

Sue Trembeth

June 2, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In week 1 of this 3-week Zentangle course, you will learn the basics and continue to explore the Zentangle Method.

Zentangle Series: Beyond the Basics! (3-week series)

Sue Trembeth

June 2 - 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In this three-week Zentangle course, you will go beyond the basics and continue to explore the Zentangle Method.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World (Week 1 – Jesus Uses Nature to Create Hope)

Bernadette Rudolph

June 5, 2024
Join Bernadette Rudolph and explore the gospels to see how Jesus uses the natural world to stir up hope in the hopeless.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World (4 Week Online Series)

Bernadette Rudolph

June 5 - 26, 2024
Once you start to notice it, threads of the natural world are woven into the very fabric of the gospels: foxes, wheat, storms. This fact points us toward a Christ-centered spirituality that is also eco-centered. Join us and explore what this means.

Toll the Bell Day

June 7, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for a special day to ring our historic bell as we call out our solidarity with efforts to end gun violence in our neighborhoods and invite all who hear to join the call.

Eco-Spirituality Day: Forest Bathing & From Lightbulbs to Vessels, Arks and Wells Workshops

Alison Cornish and Sue MacQueen

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Come enjoy 2 programs in one day for one low price! Gift yourself a full day immersed in eco-spirituality by participating in a rejuvenating outdoor Forest Bathing workshop and an indoor action-oriented climate change workshop.

From Lightbulbs to Vessels, Arks and Wells: A Workshop for Responding to the Climate Crisis

Alison Cornish

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Let's come together to learn actionable items to help combat climate change focused on the resources that are inherent in our spiritual traditions. All are welcome to this workshop, particularly those who are members of any denominational Green Team or Creation Care Committee in a faith community.

Forest Bathing

Sue MacQueen

June 9, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Join us for a slow, mindful walk in nature on the grounds of beautiful Cranaleith, where we will pay close attention to our surroundings using our five senses.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World (Week 2 – Jesus Uses Nature to Elicit Awe)

Bernadette Rudolph

June 12, 2024
Join Bernadette Rudolph and come and wonder at the majesty of God which Jesus reveals in Nature.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 1)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

June 13, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (5-week Series)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

June 13 - August 7, 2024
Join us for a 5-part book circle conversation series as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

Zentangle Series: Beyond the Basics! (Week 2 – June 16)

Sue Trembeth

June 16, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In week 2 of this three-week Zentangle course, you will go beyond the basics and continue to explore the Zentangle Method.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World (Week 3 – Jesus Uses Nature to Make Apparent God’s Merciful and Abundant Love)

Bernadette Rudolph

June 19, 2024
Join Bernadette Rudolph to explore how God's mercy is not just for humans, but it has always been for all of Creation.

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.

From Weary to Refreshed: The ABC’s of Renewal for Women Leaders

Deidre Anderson PhD and Tiffany Cooper

June 21, 2024
Cranaleith
Join us for a transformative full-day retreat tailored for women by women, where the ABCs of Authenticity, Boldness, and Change will equip you with practical tools to recharge yourself on an ongoing basis.

Zentangle Series: Beyond the Basics! (Week 3 – June 23)

Sue Trembeth

June 23, 2024
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
In the third and final class of this three-week Zentangle course, you will go beyond the basics and continue to explore the Zentangle Method.

Look at the Birds of the Air: Jesus and the Natural World (Week 4 – Jesus Uses Nature to Explain Salvation)

Bernadette Rudolph

June 26, 2024
Join Bernadette Rudolph to examine how the gospels explore how death and decay can become part of a process, not an ending.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 2)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

June 27, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

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.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 3)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

July 11, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

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.

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 4)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

July 25, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

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…

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

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!

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…

Summer Book Circle: Enlivened Faith Through Creation and Culture (Session 5)

Tylia Barnes Oladipo

August 7, 2024
Join us for a book circle conversation as we explore "Replenishing the Earth" by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Together, we will embark on a journey to bridge the gap between our fractured planet and ourselves, drawing upon the timeless wisdom enshrined within our spiritual heritage.

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.

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.