Mt. Irenaeus rests on nearly 400 acres of beautiful land in the Allegheny hills of Southwestern New York State, with seven cabins, large community House of Peace, Holy Peace Chapel, 10 miles of trails, labyrinth garden, reflective pond and other sacred outdoor spaces for contemplation.
One of our first friars asked, “Will anyone find us here?” For more than 30 years, thousands of people have found us and the peace, hospitality, prayer, leisure and rest we offer.
We welcome you to visit us, especially for Mass on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Plan Your Visit
We welcome people of all faiths (or no faith) to join us at the Mountain. We seek to live in community with one another and our guests, while inviting you to take time on our land for quiet and reflection.
Directions and Maps
We welcome you to visit us! Please read these directions on how to find us, including information about GPS devices. We’re in the woods, so the directions include dirt roads! Safe travels on your journey here.
We promote a simple environment welcoming community conversations, storytelling and the solitude of reading and/or reflection, but there are practical things to consider when visiting us.
What to Expect
Let your senses be awake at the Mountain or in your daily life at home. Take time with these “guidelines” either before, during or after your time with us.
Where to Stay
In addition to our two larger homes with private rooms, we currently have seven hermitages set away from the main structures offering you a quiet place to stay.
Where to Pray
Our land offers many ways to find solitude, while listening and watching attentively to God’s creation. Take time on our land in these various sacred places.
Meals and Gardening
Food and fellowship are central to our way of life. We tend to each other through conversation and God’s creation, from the food we grow to other sustainable practices.
We enjoy all four seasons here at the Mountain. Check the weather forecast before you visit us to pack that light coat or those snow boots!