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Date & Time Details: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Cranaleith Spiritual Center

Address: 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Joy, a Full Bud Emerging: Women Veterans Retreat

Bernadette Rudolph

May 6, 2023

over and over again

it becomes known

the peace we seek

is seeking us

the joy a full bud

awaiting our attention

justice in our hand

longing to be practiced

the whole world


from within

from “A Complex Movement” by Adrienne Maree Brown


In May, the world is blossoming once again.  In some ways, it is the same, yet it is startlingly new.

Spring moves within us as well: we are always becoming new.  Instead of focusing on what has been, let’s get creative about what can be.  Like the bud, we hold the potential for great beauty, productive growth.

The natural world in springtime will be our guide and inspiration.  This retreat will include poetry, art, song, discussion, personal reflection and time outside (weather permitting.)


Bernadette Rudolph
Bernadette Rudolph, MA, MS constantly seeks to understand the deeper meaning of life.  Of particular interest to her is how the divine is woven through human lives.  She has an ear cocked and both eyes open for how the Spirit comes to us in the here and now and invites…
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