Adelynrood Summer 2023 Programming Announced

Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center opened in 1914 as a summer retreat house for members of The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. With libraries and places to pray nestled throughout the building and its quiet gardens, Adelynrood gives Companions a place to enjoy community life while growing spiritually.

Companions and individuals in surrounding communities continue to gather at Adelynrood each summer for programs and retreats on religious, social justice and educational topics. A year-round wing was added in 2000, allowing Companions to extend their Adelyrood ministry beyond the summer.

We are thrilled to share this year’s 2023 Summer Programming Lineup. Whether you’re looking for a deep dive into the Enneagram, interested in writing your own memoir or mystery, or want to identify ways you can take action for social justice, we have programs for you.



May 30-June 2: The Enneagram and Your Spiritual Journey with The Rev. Michelle Meech

June 3: Open House! Community Picnic and Craft Fair

June 5-9: Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction. Personality and Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Direction with Jeanette Renouf D.Min., Ph.D., SCHC

June 7: Tending Your Soul: The Abiding Image – Quiet Day with Sally Freed, M.A., SCHC

July 7-9: Contemplation as the Pathway to Racial Healing with The Rev. Peter Gray

July 14-15: Answering the Call to Moral Revival with The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

July 18-20: Freeing the Writer Within with Barbara O’Neil

July 25-27: Anatomy of A Mystery with Mary Jumbelic plus Barbara Diamond, SCHC and Jackie Schmitt, SCHC

August 4-6: What We Get When We Ask for Guidance with Marilyn McEntyre

August 7-11: Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction. Direction of Diverse Populations and Director Self Care with Anne Ritchings, MA, MSLS, MDiv, SCHC, Kathleen Hope-Brown, DMin, and Tracey Clarkson

August 9: The Humanity of Thomas Merton – Quiet Day with Sophfronia Scott

August 15-18: Time and Space to Create

September 15-17: The Work of Our Hands: The Craft and Spirituality of Knitting with Robin Williams, SCHC


View the Adelynrood events page for additional information.