“Making All Things New!”

We believe we are one with all peoples, cultures and creation in the ancient longing to find and to live in peace.

Rooted in the Franciscan tradition, the Mt. Irenaeus community is committed to simple, joyful, healing communion with God and all creation through contemplation and the communal experience of God’s justice, love and peace in contemporary everyday life. Life at Mt. Irenaeus is centered on attending to what is primary: presence to God, others, one’s self and earth. All who participate in the mission of the Mountain join with Jesus Christ in “making all things new” by creating and nourishing a community that transcends a particular place, opening to all peoples, ages and cultures. Read More »

Latest News

2018 Mountain Auction: 100+ Items Now Up for Bid

Bid on more than 100 items through our 2018 Mountain Auction, now live on eBay through Nov. 18.

2019 Mountain Calendar Now Available

Order your 2019 Mt. Irenaeus calendar featuring original photos by Fr. Dan.

Br. Joe Completes the Appalachian Trail

After more than 10 years, Br. Joe completed the Appalachian Trail this summer. Learn about his journey and encounters with God (and bears!).

“Reflections of Creation” Nature’s Corner With Br. Joe

Reflections can speak to our hearts if we take the time to reflect.

The Gift of Silence

As the first snow falls at Mt. Irenaeus, Fr. Dan shares a reflection on the gift we’re blessed with called silence.

Latest Podcast

Slow down. Draw aside. Be still. Take some time in reflection with Fr. Dan’s latest podcast.

Plan Your Visit

Are you thinking about visiting? We invite you to learn more about our land, what to expect, the practical needs of visiting and how to submit a inquiry to spend time with us.

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For What Shall We Pray?

Prayer intentions like we offer in our Chapel are an important way to name our needs and the needs of others. Please offer your prayer intentions here on our website, while also taking time to lift others in prayer.

Offer/View Prayer Intentions »

SBU: New Ministry Center

Our co-ministry with St. Bonaventure University truly flourishes now in the new McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry, which was recently dedicated on campus.

Video: Try Our Way of Life!

What’s life like at the Mountain? Watch as Br. Angel shares his experience in residence with us this past summer.

Give & Receive

What Is Mine To Do?

To thrive, we need your support of time, talent and treasure. Whether it’s volunteering in our garden, providing in-kind professional services, cooking meals, photography or donating to us financially, we welcome your gifts. Please consider how you can support our ministry and impact the lives of so many people who encounter us in person, on the road or online. Thank you and peace be with you!