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Resource Library

Welcome to our resource library, a place where we offer options for spiritual nourishment and reflection! A good part of this library is maintained by the Council on Spirit and Life.

The mission of the electronic media branch of the Council of Spirit and Life is to provide a catalogue of links, books, articles, videos, and other media that represents the mission and way of life of Mt. Irenaeus. This collection is meant to serve as a guidepost for those who would like to learn more about the Franciscan tradition, for those interested in learning more about the history of Mt. Irenaeus, and for those who are looking for resources to assist with their unique spiritual journey. In addition, the electronic media branch will maintain a record of the books available on site at Mt. Irenaeus.


We invite you into some time with reflections by Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, about the canvas of life at Mt. Irenaeus and elsewhere. Take some time to slow down with these podcasts wherever life may find you.

Treasured Prayers

We invite you into a selection of prayers, which includes Franciscan readings, Psalms, Gospels and more. There are many words that can help us on our spiritual journeys, so please enjoy this sampling.


Through the years, many people have shared their reflections about their experience at Mt. Irenaeus, their faith journey and much more. We invite you into these select reflections to find food for your journey.


Take time with some of our videos, which span both recent times (including drone video!) and back to our founding days. See life at the Mountain unfold over time and get a sense of our way of life.

Recommmended Books

Many great authors have written books that serve as guideposts for our faith journeys. We invite you to view this selection of recommended books for your consideration.

Resource Archives

Upcoming Events

  1. Sunday Mass and Brunch

    March 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2. Spring Community Service and Reflection Day

    April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Mountain on the Road: Chicago

    April 12

Latest Podcast

Listen, pray and reflect with Fr. Dan. Take time to listen to his latest podcast.

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