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Bake from Home
Rosemary Bread
Sr. Leslie says, "A basic, FOOLPROOF homemade rosemary bread recipe
here! Anyone can make this! I PROMISE!!!! And the bread comes out just perfect!"
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Advent Opportunities
These holidays will be different! Take advantage of the extra time you may find on your hands and enjoy one of our excellent Advent retreats! Begin by joining either of our Advent series -- come for one or more evenings!
Whatever you can swing, you are welcome.
Leslie Porreca, RSM
Tuesdays, starting Nov. 24
Maureen O'Connell, PhD
Mondays, starting Nov. 30
Gather peace, joy, hope and love
from community and from God's love for you.
Poetry from Home

The Place I Want to Get Back To
by Mary Oliver

The place I want to get back to
is where
in the pinewoods
in the moments between
the darkness
and first light
two deer
came walking down the hill...
Do you need to get away?
Do you miss Cranaleith’s beauty?
Have you taken quiet time with God lately?

Book a Private Onsite Retreat Now!
Consider coming to Cranaleith for an onsite retreat for two to seven days. We can safely host up to four overnight retreatants at a time. Our Fall 2020 Reopening Plan follows CDC guidelines. 

Contact Maria DiBello, RSM,
at or 215-934-6206, ext. 102,
to schedule the time for renewal you’ve been missing!
Having trouble imagining what it’s like to experience a retreat online?
Bernadette Rudolph, program director at Cranaleith, describes what it’s like to join a retreat or program virtually online whether it is for an hour or a full day. Anything that can be done in person can be done in a virtual setting.
Reflect from Home:
Christ the King, Cycle A
Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26, 28; and Mt 25:31-46

As we flounder in our own suffering, renewed by the rise in pandemic infections, this feast invites us to tend the suffering of others. Why? Love rescues us... Read more.

For reflection:
  • In prayer, imagine God as the shepherd who saves us. What arises in you?
  • Find a way to spend time with someone in need. Afterwards, reflect on how God was present in that person.

So Grateful for Our Volunteers!
Boy Scout Troup 290 creates a path to enhance Cranaleith’s Environmental Education Area.

They join the many volunteers who have blessed Cranaleith over the years. Thank you to everyone! 
Resources From Home

Community Support

Explore from Home

Spiritual Direction
We are still offering Spiritual Direction via phone and teleconferencing. Contact Cathy Maguire, RSM at 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 to 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.

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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