An Invitation from the Companion-in-Charge

Since 1916, Companions have gathered for refreshment and renewal at our summer retreat center, Adelynrood. While there we deepen our formation in our vows of intercessory prayer, simplicity of life and social justice. For church leaders, faithful Christians and ordinary seekers, Adelynrood offers a place apart for personal or group retreats.


Summer 2024 Programs

Carter Heyward on White Christian Nationalism. Shane Claiborne on resisting violence. Honoring the Original Stewards of the Land. Write a memoir or a poem. Knit, create, create Ukrainian eggs. Registration information here.




The Holy Routine

We begin the day with the Franciscan Canticle of the Sun. Morning Prayer, Intercessions and Compline shape the rhythm of the days at Adelynrood. Twice a week we share Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition. The house enters the Greater Silence after Compline.

Left: The Stations of the Cross in the Adelynrood Chapel, by artist Allan Rohan Crite



Spiritual Direction

Train to become a spiritual director in four sessions over two years; find more information here. One-day retreats this summer include praying with poetry with Kathleen Staudt and on Teresa of Avila with Deacon Ema Rosero-Nordalm.

Left: The labyrinth is one of several aids to prayer and meditation on the Adelynrood grounds.



Discounts for clergy and lay leaders

We particularly invite parish leaders and people who work in mission or social justice movements to Adelynrood for retreat and renewal. We offer simple, healthy meals, woods and gardens for walking meditation, ample opportunity for conversation or time alone. Contact Reservations for rates and availability.

Left: Retreatants meet around small tables in the dining room. Single tables available for those maintaining silence.



Education for Ministry participants and alumni
Grant funds are available for you to attend programs or make your own retreat at Adelynrood. Contact Reservations for information.
As Companion-in-Charge I invite you to consider our summer home as your place to recharge for the work you are called to do.


As Companion-in-Charge I invite you to consider our summer home as your place to recharge for the work you are called to do.

Contact me with questions or conversation. I hope to see you this summer.
— Jackie Schmitt, Companion-in-Charge

For inquiries about using Adelynrood for meetings for your group, including meals and overnight accommodations, contact Sarah van Gulden, General Manager.

To promote Adelynrood programs within your community, contact Nicole Grace, Communications Coordinator.



More about Adelynrood | More about the Companions

  • Most rooms are single occupancy, with shared bathrooms. There are a few double-occupancy rooms and cottages. Adelynrood welcomes all persons seeking rest and refreshment in our simple accommodations.
  • Wi-Fi available both in meeting rooms and libraries and in the bedrooms.
  • Companions are on site 24-hours a day to assist your stay and in case of emergency.
  • A small exercise room contains yoga mats, bolsters and blocks.