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Cranaleith celebrates 20 years

More than 200 business and nonprofit leaders and philanthropists attended the event.

Quite an honor: Charlene Flaherty, Cranaleith executive director and Joyce Hadley, Cranaleith board committee member, presented the Founders Award to Rose Martin, RSM, of Hope Partnership for Education. Source: Cranaleith Spiritual Center

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road in Somerton, celebrated its 20th anniversary during a gala at Knowlton Mansion.

More than 200 business and nonprofit leaders and philanthropists attended the event.

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“Tonight gives us the opportunity to celebrate Cranaleith’s first 20 years, the 80 seasons that Cranaleith has been a place of transformation and healing for thousands, including those living in poverty, people struggling with addiction and those with mental health issues,” said Charlene Flaherty, Cranaleith executive director.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner, president and CEO, Urban Affairs Coalition, and Maureen H. McCullough, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regional director of Catholic Relief Services, received the Catherine McAuley Award.

Rose Martin, Hope Partnership for Education, received the Cranaleith Founders Award.

Cranaleith, which means “sanctuary of trees” in Gaelic, is a retreat and conference center located on a 10-acre property. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, their mission is to offer a contemplative space for all those seeking reflection, renewal and transformation.

For more information, call 215–934–6206 or email info@cranaeith.org ••

Photos courtesy of Cranaleith Spiritual Center
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