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.
For Individual Reservations, Contact: Reservations@Adelynrood.org
For Group Reservations, Contact: GeneralManager@Adelynrood.org
Join us for our
Spiritual Spa Day
Thursdays 9:00 – 5:00 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.
Check-in 8:30 am Thursday Click to Register
Adelynrood, Celebrating 100 Years! 1914-2014
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
July 10-12 Silent Retreat Resting with Jesus
(Friday dinner – Sunday lunch)Come, be still. Bless one another with the healing gift of silence.
Talk little because there is so much to hear. Slow down, settle and soak in the stillness. Listen deeply. Sleep. Sleep some more. Revisit classic images and deep truths. Pray them anew in simple and playful ways. Rest in the arms of the Good Shepherd. Let yourself be loved. Savor the Bread of Life. Remember how you’ve been fed. Witness and testify to God's touch and the gifts you receive.
Br. Luke Ditewig, SSJE, grew up in California. Gordon College, Princeton Theological Seminary, a parish in western Nebraska, and a remote island camp helped shape him. He oversees the guesthouse at the SSJE monastery in Cambridge.
July 31-August 2 The Joy of Food: Eating as a Spiritual Practice
(Friday dinner – Sunday lunch)
This is a topic that has consumed Rachel Stone’s life for ill and now for good. Many of us struggle with disordered relationships toward food, and a better path is possible. Let's leave our anxiety about food behind and eat with joy! This retreat will include lectures, conversations, and exercises, and will be meditative as desired.
Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
46 Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922-2812