Advent at Cranaleith Spiritual Center
Cranaleith Spiritual Center – 13475 Proctor Road, Phila. PA 19116
Start Date and Time:
December 13, 2016
End Date and Time
January 21, 2017
During this Advent time we celebrate the most astounding birth the world has ever known. Through selected Scripture texts, music, silent reflection, sharing and Eucharistic Liturgy we will walk together the Advent path of longing, waiting, expecting, and rejoicing in God’s loving desire to be one with us.
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The Courage to Hope
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $80 (includes lunch)
Presenter: Sharon Browning
It takes courage to be fully human, embrace the complications of our lives, and live in the radical virtue of hope. Come for a day of quiet reflection, conversation and encouragement. Explore what it means to “Take Heart”, and move through the deepening dark of December with hope and faith, like the poet Tagore’s bird, who “feels the Light and sings in the dark before dawn.” Enter fully into this Season of Hope as we await the birth of the Light.
Listen to the Heartbeat of God
Presenter: Meg Brown, RSM
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
Drawing from the depths of Celtic Spirituality, the author John Phillip Newell urges us to “listen to the heartbeat of God.”
During this Advent day we will pray and ponder the mystery of the Incarnation. With Celtic wisdom as our guide, we will immerse ourselves in listening for God’s heartbeat throughout this tender season.
A Musical Event: HMS Acoustic Band
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Join us for an Advent afternoon of quiet contemplation and peaceful reflection featuring the HMS Acoustic Band and their unique blend of original sacred and secular music. Their program will include some of their popular songs such as Flight 93 and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence as well as their latest material such as Raw and Unspoken and The Wreath. View a recent HMS music video here.
Praying with Handel’s Messiah
Presenter: Marie Michele Donnelly, RSM
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
One of the most beloved music scores of all time is the “Messiah”.
How often have you reveled in its glorious melodies? It is also a perfect meditation for the Advent season. Come, listen and pray with the rich Scripture passages that are at the heart of this great holiday tradition.
Epiphany Journey: An Art-Journaling Retreat
Presenter: Marianne Hieb, RSM
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $45 (includes lunch and creative journalism materials) Join us for a day of prayer during which we seek ways that the story of the Magi offers parables for our creative spiritual journey. Using aspects of their quest as our focus, we probe insights into our personal and communal movement through the “Epiphany Cycle.” Input and led art-journaling and meditations invite us to consider the spirituality of: gazing into the darkness; setting out on a journey; following the star; and offering our gifts.
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