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
Home to Adelynrood: 2022 Companion Conference
In September 2019 I said "yes" to an invitation to lead our 2021 Companion Conference. In June 2022, after two summers of pandemic closure, I stepped back on the grounds of Adelynrood at last, two days ahead of the postponed
The Earth is God’s: 2022 Companion Conference
Rob Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, recently released a video report from the Lambeth Conference about the bishops’ discussion on care for creation. I liked that our virtual Companion Conference on creation care, on Saints Francis and Clare, on Vida
God’s Call to Francis: 2022 Companion Conference
Jackie Schmitt talked about how Francis of Assisi inspired the early Companions to become leaders in different movements, using various gifts to reach out to help those on the margins of society. Stephanie Spellers invited us to reflect on what
A Grace-filled Creation: 2022 Companion Conference
When I think of a grace-filled creation I have only to watch one of David Attenborough’s stunning programs on the natural world. Since my teenage years in the UK, I have been enamored with David’s naturalist work as he made
Joys and Challenges: 2022 Companion Conference
St. Francis cared about the world and how we act in it. I will remember most clearly keynote speaker Stephanie Spellers’ statement that we are “Companions of the Holy Cross” but do we act that way?
Come to Adelynrood for the Libraries
We would love for you to drop in, introduce yourself to the hostess (and get a name-tag), and find yourself a rocking chair or armchair for the afternoon.
Adelynrood is Opening for Summer
Good news! Adelynrood, the Companions’ retreat and conference center in northeastern Massachusetts, is reopening for its summer season! We’re excited to launch a new website for Adelynrood, https://adelynrood.org.
Holy Cross Day: A Special Feast Day for Companions
It is Holy Cross Day, 2021. Companions celebrate this occasion at Adelynrood, our beloved home base and retreat center, with a procession to what we call the “Great Cross.” It stands on a granite outcropping, reminding us who we are
We Remember Her
Each year, Companions gather in a memorial service to remember our sisters who have died in the past year. We celebrate lives well lived and mark a Companion’s move to what we lovingly call the Paradise Chapter.