April 2, 2020

Hello Again From Cranaleith:
We face into the sacred days of Holy Week this year sharing the cross of Jesus with brothers and sisters throughout the earth.

This week,we offer opportunities to enrich your entry into Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Through the hope we share, may you find on Easter that "the world is new."    

All of us at Cranaleith continue hold you in our love and prayer, so grateful for the gift of your faith and for the countless ways you heal our world with your tenderness and your trust.

The Cranaleith Staff

Connect From Home

April is National Poetry month. As we at Cranaleith accompany you through these anguishing days to the peace of Easter, we'd like to periodically offer you some poems to carry our presence and our prayer to you.

Do you have a favorite poem you'd like to share that might touch someone else as it has graced you? Please send it to us at  info@cranaleith.org . We'll try to make some of them available so we can weave your spirits in blessing and support.
We begin by offering a poem from the children's book A Poem That Heals Fish by Jean-Pierre Simeon.   

A poem
is when you have the sky in your mouth.
It is hot like fresh bread,
when you eat it,
a little is always left over.
A poem
is when you hear
the heartbeat of a stone,
when words beat their wings.
It is a song sung in a cage.
A poem
is words turned upside down
and suddenly!
the world is new.

Reflect From Home
Resources from Home

Holy Week Resources
With public celebrations of Holy Week/Easter ceremonies cancelled as  a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the following digital resources may be of interest. Source: Mercy World. Click here

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Lenten Virtual Retreats

Author and Cranaleith presenter, Christine Eberle
suggests meaningful ways to observe Easter 2020 from home. Watch here

Soul Care - Reflections on Lent - Video
Source: GodSpace. Click here
Let us Gather in Spirit and Practice Meditation- Blog
Source: Leslie Porreca, RSM
Spiritual Direction
We are still offering Spiritual Direction via phone and teleconferencing.  Contact Cathy Maguire, RSM at cmaguire@cranaleith.org or  215-858-6239.  Psychotherapy is also available. Please contact  Leslie Porreca, RSM, LCSW. Learn more

Connect With Us Online
Get daily prayers, reflections, blog posts and images from our beautiful property via our website and social media channels.
Web:  www.cranaleith.org  

May Christ, the Morning Star who knows no setting, find this light ever burning in our hearts - The One who gives his light to all creation, Who teaches us to care for each other...and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
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