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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Interested in learning how to enrich your Prayer Life?

Bring a friend and join us this summer for:

School for Prayer

August 15-18 (Thursday Dinner –Sunday Lunch)

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There are so many ways to pray. Yet all prayer keeps us steadfast in the presence of God as we strive to follow the Way of Love. Come journey with us as we share and experience the richness of prayer – in word, art, and music; in the gift of the silence of contemplative and meditative prayer; through the joys and challenges of each day; in our daily worship; by exploring how to pray for our enemies and with others in life’s struggles. Brief presentations, various hands-on activities, taking time to marvel at the wonders of God’s creation, and sharing our experiences in small groups will draw us closer to the loving presence that sustains. We look forward to this blessed time with you in the kingdom of God.

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 2019 Adelynrood programs is now open!

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August 15-18, 2019 - Thursday dinner–Sunday lunch
School for Prayer - Exploring the Richness of Prayer Together
Laura Drum, SCHC, Patricia Gaukler, SCHC, The Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, SCHC
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Thursday

August 7 (Wednesday 9:00–4:00) Quiet Day
Poetry as Spiritual Practice: A Quiet Day with the Work of Mary Oliver
Kathleen Staudt, PhD, SCHC
Please Note this is a change due to unforeseen circumstances

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Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction

Registrations are being accepted for the both 2019 and both 2020 sessions.
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The Companions

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

Information about The Companions

Are you looking for a special place to host a church leadership retreat, a team-building workshop for your business, a retreat for youth, or an ecology or social justice workshop?

Meeting space is available all year in our St. Clare building.

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

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