“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 »

Slice of Life at Mt. Irenaeus

What is life like at Mt. Irenaeus? As one expression of the life of St. Francis, we invite you to learn more through our Slice of Life video. We also welcome you to share your experiences with us. And if you feel called to join us as a minister, learn more. 

Latest News

Br. Kevin Shares the Joy of the Mountain Garden

Being in a garden can be a joyful experience. There...

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 in the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry. Learn more about our partnership. 

Video: Try Our Way of Life!

What’s contemplative life like at the Mountain? Watch this video by Fr. Casey Cole, OFM. 

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!