Cedar Wood Foundation

Cedar Wood was founded in 1985 by a group of professional women who wanted to make a positive impact on society by educating and supporting women in their professional work both within the home and in the workforce. Since that time Cedar Wood's programs are aimed at inspiring and training women to live with integrity, work with professional excellence, and improve the lives of those around them. 

In 2004, Cedar Wood moved to its current location in Newton where it continues to carry out its many activities. Programs run by Cedar Wood are inspired by the life of Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei. The spiritual and doctrinal aspects of activities sponsored by Cedar Wood are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. click here for more info about Opus Dei and St. Josemaria.

Hundreds of women and girls throughout the Boston metropolitan area attend a rich and diverse range of programs, including seminars, conferences, clubs, study groups, and spiritual activities centering on service to others, professional life, home, school, and family.

By focusing on character development, ethical thought, moral action, and doing ordinary things extraordinarily well, Cedar Wood supports women on varied paths toward the goal of sanctifying everyday life.

Mission Statement

Since 1985, Cedar Wood Foundation has inspired and supported women in their integral personal, professional, and spiritual development. The programs offered by Cedar Wood are open to women of all races, creeds and ethnic backgrounds.


The spiritual and doctrinal formation offered at Cedar Wood is entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá.The mission of Opus Dei is to help people turn their daily activities and work into occasions of loving God, serving others, and improving society.

Service Project
Visits with Elderly

Summer Programs for girls