“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

Encounters with Creation: Reflections of a Summer Intern

In the solitude of Mt. Irenaeus, the day offered many opportunities to see the world differently than before.

Volunteers Help Build New Garden Fence

Thanks to volunteers for building a new fence, our garden is protected for years to come.

“Sun and Son” Nature’s Corner with Br. Joe

What do these have in common? They all reach for the...

Celebrating 200 Podcasts

For seven years, two people – a 70-something friar and a 30-something layman – have been collaborating electronically to bring people closer to God through podcasts. 

Feast of St. Francis

Celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with words of reflection and prayer.

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!