Cranaleith Spiritual Center


Operating out of an 1891 Victorian home on a park-like, 10-acre property in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia, Cranaleith – Gaelic for “Sanctuary of Trees” – has welcomed and served nearly 35,000 guests during the last 13 years through its retreats, non-denominational program offerings and spirit-rekindling environment of hospitality, respect and trust. For those on a spiritual journey, Cranaleith is a place where people can grow closer to God. For individuals suffering from poverty, homelessness and other ills, Cranaleith is a place for spiritual nurturance and restoration. For those who care for the suffering, Cranaleith is a place of respite and renewal. For the leaders of these organizations, Cranaleith affords the opportunity for mission focus. For the leaders of businesses and professions, Cranaleith is a place for reflection on their own paths and roles in society. And for those who believe in a vision where each person’s gifts and potentials enrich others, Cranaleith is a place of connection. Cranaleith’s Mission Statement is as follows: “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.”