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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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 our Companionship, within our faith communities, and within the whole creation.

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Registration for 2018 programs
NOW Open!

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May 26
Open House
A Free Neighborhood Picnic & Free Craft Fair
Mark your calendars now!
Free, but groups of 4 or more are encouraged to RSVP.

June 1-3
Risk Taking – The Spirituality of Pauli Murray
Donyelle C. McCray, PhD

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Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction
Registrations are being accepted for the 2018 and 2019 sessions.
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The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross denounces hatred, bigotry, and violence. We as Companions of the Holy Cross are reminded of our vows that include:

  • To pray and work for social justice and peace, for the unity of all God’s people, and for the mission of God in the world
  • To practice peacemaking and non-violence, acknowledging responsibility for the environment and for economic justice throughout the world

Please join us in praying:

Almighty God, who created us in your own image, grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice in our communities and among the nations, to the glory of your Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer p. 260, Collect 21 for Social Justice and printed in the 2006 Manual of the Society of the Companions of Holy Cross p. 102)

As followers of the cross, we cannot resist evil by remaining silent.

The above was adopted by the SCHC Assembly on September 11, 2017

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Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
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Byfield, MA 01922-2812

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