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Date & Time Details: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7 p.m. ET

Location: Online


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Cranaleith Spiritual Direction Formation Program Information Session

Maria DiBello, RSM, Beth Flannery, RSM, Kathleen McAlpin, RSM and Honora Nicholson, RSM

March 2, 2023

Are you being called to discern spiritual companionship with others?  

Drawing from the rich wellspring of the contemplative tradition and the charism of mercy, this two-year certificate program nurtures and supports those who wish to deepen their own spirituality and discern spiritual companionship with others. This process includes a particular (but not exclusive) focus on the art of spiritual accompaniment with those on the margins of society. The curriculum is presented as a hybrid of virtual lessons and onsite retreats at Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Is this program right for me?

Come and see! During the live Zoom meeting, you will meet the coordinating team and learn more about the program structure and curriculum. Be sure to read the brochure ahead of time and bring your questions!

Download the 2023-25 Brochure


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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Beth Flannery, RSM
Beth Flannery, RSM has experienced the transformative power of tears in times of joy and sorrow, despair and delight. She ministers as a spiritual director and supervisor of spiritual directors with extensive experience in campus ministry (university and secondary).  She holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Certificate in Spiritual…
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Kathleen McAlpin, RSM
Kathleen McAlpin, RSM, has served as a spiritual director and retreat director for more than 30 years. She is currently an adjunct faculty member for spiritual direction formation programs at Creighton University in Nebraska, Neumann College in Aston, Pa. and at Cranaleith.
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Honora Nicholson, RSM
Sr. Honora Nicholson, RSM is a member of the pastoral-services team at RENEW International, a Catholic publishing house.  She enjoys her current work, because of her love of parish ministry and the power of small groups. In addition to certification in spiritual direction and leading retreats, she volunteers with various…
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