Adelynrood is a retreat and conference center owned and operated by The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. We offer women and men an opportunity to visit and to discover new resources for spiritual development through conferences and workshops, as well as individual or group retreats.

Adelynrood also has private rooms available mid-May through September for individuals who would like to spend unstructured time in a community of prayer and hospitality. Groups with religious, educational or social concerns are invited to hold their meetings at Adelynrood.

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Join us for our

Spiritual Spa Days

Thursdays 9:00 – 5:00     June 18 and August 20 

Restore your soul and refresh your body for the summer ahead. Sacred experiences created for your spiritual renewal are balanced with time to simply enjoy the peace of Adelynrood. Enjoy delicious food and the first days of summer in our beautiful gardens. Massage and Reiki are available for an additional cost.

Mary Kitses, SCHC, is trained in leading contemplative prayer groups and retreats. She is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC. Mary also offers both individual and group spiritual direction.

Gale Lyman, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, well-being expert, writer, and workshop leader, is passionate about inspiring people to take care of themselves. She is board certified in Holistic Nursing.

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Adelynrood, Celebrating 100 Years!  1914-2014

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The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross is a community of women,  Christ's disciples, called by God to a life of prayer, transformation and reconciliation within ourselves, within Companionship, within our faith communities, and within the whole creation.

Upcoming 2015 Events

May 29-31: Our Compassionate Heart: Buddhist and Christian 

June 5-7: Silent Retreat Take Your Partner Joining the Dance of Faith, Hope and Love

In this quiet retreat time we will be exploring how these gifts of the Spirit are in play in the practice of contemplative prayer. Faith inviting us to lean into God's sheer mystery. Hope opening us up to the change brought about by God's desire. Love bringing out our latent capacity for adoration.

The Rev. Martin Smith is well known throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond for his explorations of contemporary spirituality as a teacher and the author of a number of books, including Reconciliation; A Season for the Spirit; The Word is Very Near You; Love Set Free; and Go In Peace (with Julia Gatta).

June 10: Quiet Day The Devotion and Delight of Mary

In this quiet day experience, participants are invited to allow the Mother of Jesus to guide them deeper into an understanding of how their own devotion leads them, even through shadow, to delight. Through brief reflections, meditation, imagination and creativity, participants will encounter Old and New Testament passages of Scripture in new ways.

Janet Waggoner is Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and a PhD student in Pastoral Theology at Brite Divinity School. Her life of devotion has taken her from Connecticut to Texas and around the world, helping to build a church in Ecuador and a school in Kenya.

June 8-14: A Quiet Week for Individuals on Retreat

Guests on personal retreat are always welcome at Adelynrood, but some weeks are quieter than others and these are noted in the brochure. Those on a personal retreat are always welcome to register for the quiet day or other programs available during their retreat time. Individual spiritual direction is available at no charge during this time. Join us for all or part of the week.

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Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
46 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922-2812

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