Schedule of Events

Registration available for these 2020 Program

2020 Adelynrood School of Spiritual Direction (June & August sessions)

Please visit us in February, 2020 for the rest of 2020 Programs!

Past 2019 Programs & Events

June 1, 2019 - Noon to 3:00pm
Open House at Adelynrood, Community Picnic and Crafts Fair

June 7–9 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)
The Gospel in Four Directions

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

June 10-14, 2019 (Monday after lunch-Sunday lunch)
Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction
Personality and Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Direction
Jeanette Renouf, SCHC, DMin, PhD; Joan Bowers, SCHC, MA
Program check-in Monday 1:30-2:45

June 12 (Wednesday 9:00–4:00) Quiet Day
O Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

The Rev. Sarah Motley, MDiv, MAS, SCHC,
Program check-in: 8:30 am Wednesday

June 21-23 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)
Giving Up On God? Job, Thérèse, and the Dark Night
The Rev. Suzanne Guthrie
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

July 12-14 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)
Deepening the Writing Life – A Quiet Writing Retreat
Barbara O’Neil,
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

July 16-17 (Tuesday 4:00–Wednesday 4:00)
Continuing Education for Spiritual Directors
Spiritual Direction for Those With Addictions
Patricia Mitchell
Program check-in: 2:00 Tuesday

August 2-4 (Friday dinner–Sunday lunch)
Hope’s Urgency, Hope’s Embrace
The Rev. Martin Smith
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Friday

August 5–9 (Monday dinner–Friday lunch)
Adelynrood School for Spiritual Direction
Direction of Diverse Populations and Director Self-Care
Kathleen Staudt, PhD, SCHC; Jeanette Renouf, DMin, PhD, SCHC; Joan Bowers, MA, SCHC
Program check-in Monday 1:30-2:45

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
Program check-in: 8:30 am Wednesday

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

August 19–23 (Monday–Friday)
A Week of Space to Create
Cost $155/day for Room & Board

August 27-29 (Tuesday dinner–Thursday lunch)
Listening Deeply: A Silent Retreat
Diane Simoni, LICSW, SCHC
Program check-in: 4:00–6:00 pm Tuesday

October 19 (Saturday 9:00–4:00) - Canceled
Essential Oils: A Gift from the Earth for All to Enjoy!
The Rev. Mooydeen Frees, SCHC
Program check-in: 8:30 am Saturday

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