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  • $130.00 – Price includes lodging for 1 night, 3 meals on Saturday and 2 sessions of spiritual direction.

Date & Time Details: Friday, January 26, 7 p.m.- Saturday, January 27, 7 p.m.

Location: Cranaleith Spiritual Center

Address: 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Financial aid available: Everyone is welcome at Cranaleith. Request aid here.

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Overnight, Silent, Directed Retreat, January 26-27, 2024

John Buettler and Maria DiBello, RSM

January 26 - 27, 2024

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 at 7 p.m. on Friday with a communal prayer service.  You will have time to meet with an experienced spiritual director who will listen to you and guide you in making the most of this sacred time with God. The rest of the evening and the next day are yours in silence.  All three meals on Saturday are included; breakfast and lunch will be eaten in silence and dinner includes conversation with others on the retreat. Another communal prayer service wraps up the retreat.

The number of spaces for this retreat is limited to 10; register soon!


John Buettler
John was a teacher (Religion, Latin, Psychology, English) at Holy Ghost Prep in Bensalem for forty-five years, during part of which, he chaired the religion department. At present, he is involved in his parish as a cantor, a member of the RCIA team and a member of the Faith Formation…
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Maria DiBello, RSM
Maria DiBello, RSM is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Her experience includes adult faith formation, pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, and retreat ministry. She also has experience in elementary and secondary education. For many years, Maria provided pastoral leadership in a rural Southern community that was…
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