Don't miss the chance to dialogue with this dynamic group of educators, artists, social workers, and theologians!

When the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Stephon Clarke at the hands of police in the spring of 2020 stirred Americans into greater awareness of racism, the protests that ensued had a new tone. Young people of all races came out as never before and had a different perspective on how America must move forward. Find out what they are seeing and what their vision is.
We invite you, as a caregiver that needs the same grace, compassion, and care that you give to others, to consider self-care as a preventive measure. Self-care allows you to be prepared with what to do and where to turn in moments of crisis. Self-care allows you to stay the course and hang in there with what is happening. Caring for yourself is part of being a good caregiver for another.

Let’s work together and talk about our physical, emotional, spiritual selves in our relationships at work, home and in our communities. Let’s celebrate you for the hard work you are doing!
Cranaleith Spiritual Center is excited to partner with Mercy Center Burlingame and Mercy Retreat Centers across the country for a creative Lenten program!

Using Jen Norton’s book, Surrender All (Ave Maria Press) as a starting point, Jen and Mary DuQuaine, Director of Mercy Center Burlingame, will guide our walk together as we meditate on the Stations of the Cross. Then, Jen will guide you in creating a unique piece of expressive art that examines your own heart, finding clues to your mission call.

Tip: If you're missing those pre-COVID paint parties, gather a group of friends (virtually) and participate in this 6-week program together!
Hope from Home:
"Fear Is Not An Option" by John Angotti
Rev. Wintley Phipps performs "Amazing Grace" and "It Is Well With My Soul" at the Funeral of John Lewis
"Praise Song for the Day" by Elizabeth Alexander, read by Amanda Gorman
Art from Home:
From the Archangel Gabriel as a pillar of light to the blanket on Mary's bed, learn more about the details in Henry Ossawa Tanner's iconic painting, The Annunciation, (1898).
Valentine's Day from Home:
"It's In Every One of Us," David Pomeranz
"Ubi Caritas," Maurice Duruflé, performed by Octarium
"The Giver (for Berdis),"
James Baldwin
Reflect from Home
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; 1Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; &Mk 1:29-39

When this awareness of suffering hits us – and the suffering of the pandemic and of racism has been overwhelming – we cry out. Pain does that to us. It also stirs up a desire for explanations as to how this whole living-thing works. It pushes us into a conversation or a confrontation with God because the pain is too big to be handled by anyone less… Read more.

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Leslie Porreca, RSM, captured the beauty of the snow as it began to cover the labyrinth on Sunday afternoon.
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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. 

Individual retreats available -- both online and onsite options! Call Maria DiBello, RSM, at 215-934-6206 or visit our website www.cranaleith.org/retreats to learn more.

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Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Cranaleith offers a contemplative space for all those seeking wholeness and transformation for themselves and society. We are committed to making Cranaleith accessible to all, especially to persons who are poor and those who work in solidarity with them. We invite those at the center of need and those at the center of influence to reflection, reverent dialogue and meaningful partnerships. Please help us support our work.
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