Pandemic Response Team at the Mountain

Pandemic Response Team at the Mountain

We often note that the Mountain would not exist without the tremendous support and efforts of our friends who volunteer their skills and knowledge to help sustain the mission of the Mountain. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we once again were able to call on...
About Our Timbering Project

About Our Timbering Project

If you visit the Mountain in the next couple of months, you may notice more activity than you are used to, especially in the Chapel parking lot and our “back woods.” This is due to logging activity taking place. The origins of this project date back to...
COVID-19 Day of Prayer May 19

COVID-19 Day of Prayer May 19

Dear Mountain Family, Our Minister Provincial, Kevin Mullen, ofm, and the rest of our friars’ Franciscan administration has designated Tuesday, May 19, as a day of prayer “for all who are living in the shadow of COVID-19.” We will pray for the caregivers,...
A Mountain Companion’s Story

A Mountain Companion’s Story

On the surface, it looks like an odd pairing – a 21-year-old woman who had just graduated from St. Bonaventure and was going to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army – and four Franciscan Friars, living in community in rural Allegany...
Video: “A Friar Life”

Video: “A Friar Life”

Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, spent time with us and documented a slice of our life in his ongoing YouTube series, “A Friar Life.” Enjoy this video, Fr. Dan’s words and Fr. Casey’s stunning cinematography.

Mt. Irenaeus Seeks July and August Companions

Are you interested in living the Mountain life and ministry? Consider our July/August Companion Program! The summer is an incredible time to experience the Mountain. We are inviting men and women interested in living and supporting the life during the busy summer...