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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.

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

Maria DiBello, RSM and Mary Trainer, RSM

Flexible Dates
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Sometimes, folks do not need someone to accompany them spiritually during a retreat. They have a sense of where they are going in the silence. Let Cranaleith be the backdrop for your retreat and let us do the cooking!

Individual Private Retreat (self-catered)

Maria DiBello, RSM and Mary Trainer, RSM

Flexible 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 Directed Retreat

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

Flexible Dates
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Enjoy solitude, rest and prayer on Cranaleith's beautiful grounds. Meet daily with a spiritual director during your on-site retreat at Cranaleith. Meals included.

Evening of Contemplative Prayer (online)

Maria DiBello, RSM

September 13, 2021 - May 23, 2022
online
A simple time of quiet presence to the merciful heart of God within us and within our broken/blessed world

Knit, Crochet, Pray Together, Oct-Dec 2021

Cathy Maguire RSM

October 5 - December 28, 2021
Online
Join us to continue a centuries-old tradition of blending creativity with reflection and sharing of life. Skills will be shared and fun had by all.  Beginners welcome.

Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat, Oct. 29-30, 2021

Mary Anne Nolan, RSM

October 29 - 30, 2021
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Often life is so full, we cannot hear God.  Or maybe we are busy, busy, busy and our spirits need some Sabbath rest.  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. The retreat begins…

Becoming a Conscious Activist

Sharon Browning

October 30, 2021
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Come acquire some tools and perspectives for merging your spiritual journey with your activist desires. What is your unique role in creating A New Earth?

Santiago de Compostela and Black Madonnas: A Stay-at-home Pilgrimage (online)

Mickey O. McGrath, OSFS

November 9, 2021
Online
Pilgrimages are grace-filled opportunities for growth and renewal, even the ones you make from your easy chair!  Journey on the historic pilgrim route from Paris to northwest Spain through art and stories taken from the pages of Bro. Mickey’s travel sketchbooks and journals. The tomb of St. James continues to…

Teach Me Your Ways, O Lord: African American Spirituality, part 3 (online)

Boreta Singleton

November 13, 2021
Online
When our country suffered the effects of segregation and Jim Crow laws, Black Women called to religious life were not permitted to enter White religious communities.  In response to the needs of people of color, religious communities of women were founded. Come and hear their stories of faith and perseverance.

What We Need Is Here: A Day of Gratitude and Hope for Women Veterans

Maria DiBello, RSM

November 20, 2021
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
As the year gathers to fullness, we invite you to a time of quiet wonder with other women vets over the abundance and promise we hold.  Come, savor the unique beauty of late autumn at Cranaleith that mirrors our own.

The Waiting Earth: An Eco-spiritual Advent Retreat Series, part 1 (online)

Nicholas Collura

November 29 - December 20, 2021
Online
This series of four talks will explore connections between traditional Advent themes and eco-spiritual concepts. This seemingly idle season of winter cold and spiritual waiting can become the nourishing ground for a greater reverence for, and connectedness to, the earth and the Incarnate One. 

The Beloved Madonnas: Mary Brings Jesus to Us (onsite)

James Padilioni, PhD

December 4, 2021
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Reflect on the many faces of Mary and Jesus around the world.  Create your own Madonna and Child icon.  Celebrate the diversity of humanity as we remember that, through Mary, "the Word became flesh."

The Waiting Earth: An Eco-spiritual Advent Retreat Series, part 2 (online)

Nicholas Collura

December 6, 2021
Online
Each session in this four-part series will explore connections between traditional Advent themes and eco-spiritual concepts. This seemingly idle season of winter cold and spiritual waiting can become the nourishing ground for a greater reverence for, and connectedness to, the earth and the Incarnate One. 

Advent of Forgiveness (online and onsite)

Scott Hutchinson

December 10, 2021
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
God's invitations to Mary and Joseph to become Jesus' parents were part of the ongoing invitation to forgiveness God has been offering throughout time - even in the present. Might we also discover that some of the most difficult challenges and choices we face are pregnant with God’s give-ness?

The Waiting Earth: An Eco-spiritual Advent Retreat Series, part 3 (online)

Nicholas Collura

December 13, 2021
Online
Each session in this four-part series will explore connections between traditional Advent themes and eco-spiritual concepts. This seemingly idle season of winter cold and spiritual waiting can become the nourishing ground for a greater reverence for, and connectedness to, the earth and the Incarnate One. 

Claiming Our Joy: Isaiah Prepares Us for Christmas (online & on demand)

Bernadette Rudolph

December 16, 2021
Online
Give yourself this morning, nine days before Christmas, to be filled with joy!  This morning of reflection will open up passages from the prophet Isaiah to connect his hopeful message to your life today. 

Stay-at-Home-Pilgrimage: The Homes of the Four Women Doctors of the Church – online

Mickey O. McGrath, OSFS

January 18, 2022
Online
Our evening tour will take us to Germany, Italy, Spain and France.  Each place is uniquely beautiful and each place is a holy land filled to this day with the spirit of the great women saints who lived in them long ago. 
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