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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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.

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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

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.
Rachel Marie Stone, MA, is a writer and blogger with Religion News Service. After struggling with a very ordinary eating disorder, Rachel found healing and hope through faith. Her book, Eat With Joy, has garnered several awards.

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August 10–16 (Monday – Sunday) 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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