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Meet Natalie Pronio, Our New Ministry Coordinator

Meet Natalie Pronio, Our New Ministry Coordinator

Tell us a little bit about yourself! I grew up on a farm near Hershey, PA with my three siblings, and all of us have a deep love of nature, exploring, travel and good food. My family owns an Italian grocery store in Hershey called Pronio’s Market which my...

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Living Laudato Si’ at the Mountain

Living Laudato Si’ at the Mountain

In Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si’, mi Signore, or Praise be to you, my Lord, the focus is on care for our common home - the natural environment and all people, as well as broader questions of the relationship between God, humans, and the Earth. Pope Francis...

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Longing and Lessons at the Border

Longing and Lessons at the Border

By Christine Cusick There are rows and rows of tents, separated by narrow aisles of approximately four feet. Some of the tents are lit by artwork and vibrant colors, human longing to create a sense of home even in displacement. Br. Joe Kotula, ofm, describes this...

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80s Weekend Reflection

80s Weekend Reflection

By Jacqui Bollinger What is more joyous than a reunion, coming together from distances of miles and years? On the weekend of Feb. 17, 2023, during St. Bonaventure University’s 11th annual 80’s weekend, alumni came to reunite, reminisce, to celebrate the bonds of...

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Freedom at the Men’s Student Overnight

Freedom at the Men’s Student Overnight

By: James Fitzmaurice, sophomore at Bona's “Cause I’m as free as a bird now / And this bird you cannot change.” Although “Free Bird” is an all-time classic song, Lynyrd Skynyrd misunderstood the concept of freedom when he wrote it. During the 2023 men’s overnight, I...

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Ministry at the U.S. – Mexico Border

Ministry at the U.S. – Mexico Border

On Feb. 10-11, 2023, Br. Joe Kotula and I went on a short trip to the Southern US/ Northern Mexican border that was sponsored by our Franciscan Province to learn more about the large-scale migration and situation there. We see images in the news and hear various...

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Catholic Volunteer Network Reflection

Catholic Volunteer Network Reflection

As part of our strategic initiative to "Seek others and develop a diverse community at the Mountain," I attended the Catholic Volunteer Network’s (CVN) annual conference that happened to be in sunny Orlando just before we got hit with a huge storm back home! For some...

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Fr. Dan Riley Publishes “Franciscan Lectio”

Fr. Dan Riley Publishes “Franciscan Lectio”

Fr. Dan Riley, founder and animator of Mt. Irenaeus, has authored a book called, Franciscan Lectio. Fr. Dan takes us on a journey with him as he became a friar and ministered at St. Bonaventure for many years, while also founding Mt. Irenaeus. Sharing his own...

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