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Date & Time Details: Friday, June 16, 2023, 5 p.m. to Friday, June 23, 2023 11:00 a.m. ET

Location: Cranaleith Spiritual Center

Address: 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Includes: Overnight accommodations for 7 nights, meals, starting with dinner on June 16 through breakfast on June 23, and daily spiritual direction

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

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7-Day Directed Silent Retreat

Maria DiBello, RSM and Mary Trainer, RSM

June 16 - 23, 2023

In sustained stillness, silt has time to settle and the water becomes clear.  Rest can mend the tired mind and weary bones.  Like Elijah, you can at last hear God in the still, small whisper.  Knowing that others are around you, also in silence, provides a sustaining community.

You are invited to a week-long, silent retreat.  A daily session with a spiritual director and meals are provided.  You will have access to Cranaleith’s lovely campus; no other programs will be held during this week.

The retreat begins Friday, June 16, with dinner, and ends after breakfast on Friday, June 23.

A 20% deposit is due at registration.  An invoice will be emailed to you for the balance, which is due on June 16 before the retreat begins.


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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Mary Trainer, RSM
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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