Individual Directed Retreat (self-catered)
Maria DiBello, RSM, Mary Trainer, RSM and Bernadette Rudolph
A limited number of spaces are available each week for those interested in coming onto our campus for 1-5 days/nights. Staff and retreatants will follow local and CDC guidelines.
Retreat is a time for solitude, silence and prayer. You may wish to focus on Scripture or a spiritual book; you may choose to think through a problem or a decision you are facing. You may choose to just rest and be still.
In addition, you will meet daily with a staff member. This spiritual director – also called a spiritual companion – will give direction to your reflection based on your needs coming into the retreat. Day and evening hours are offered for spiritual direction and all conversations are confidential.
You bring and prepare your own food. Cranaleith provides a galley kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, pots and pans and dishes.
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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Sister Mary Trainer, RSM, is the founding director of Cranaleith Spiritual Center. She earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from Boston University and a certificate in spiritual guidance from Shalem Institute. Mary is also the founder of Mercy International Center in Dublin, Ireland, where the charism of mercy continues to…
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With degrees in the liberal arts, religion and religious education and educational leadership, Bernadette has been a volunteer teacher on the Navajo Reservation, a middle school and high school teacher of literature, religion and math, a pastoral minister in a parish setting, a K-8 principal, adjunct faculty at several universities…
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