Plan Your Visit
We welcome people of all faiths to join us at the Mountain. We live in community with one another and our guests. We invite you to take time in solitude on our land for quiet reflection and experience relationship with other creatures.
We enjoy living a Franciscan life in a contemplative model of Sts. Francis and Clare.
Our co-ministry with St. Bonaventure University welcomes students from August through May, so many of our weekends and evenings are dedicated to working in collaboration with students and student leaders.
We welcome everyone to join us Sundays at 11 a.m. for Mass. We ask that families/groups sit together and masks that completely cover the mouth and nose be worn for the entire time you are inside the Chapel or any of our buildings. This request to cover is for all people, with the exception of the very young. Please feel free to drop off at the Chapel door those who might find walking to be a challenge and then park in the lot. Following our 11 a.m. Mass on Sundays, if you are fully vaccinated and boosted, we invite you to join us for brunch. Because brunch is served buffet-style, there are some new health safety procedures in place such as hand sanitizing and using a new plate if going up for seconds. Please bring a dish-to-pass just large enough for yourself and two other people as we cannot keep leftover buffet food.
Overnight or Daylong Time With Us
If you’re interested in staying with us or joining us as a small group for a day, please fill out the form below and we will contact you by phone to confirm availability. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please call Fr. Lou at the Mountain 585-973-2470 to find out about COVID-19 guest protocols and to discuss your vaccination status.
Our life is sustained substantially by the generosity of others. A donation of $80 a night per person (not counting children) is suggested for each overnight stay. If you expect to be with us for a weekend or more, we ask for a deposit of $50. This will be returned to you if you need to cancel up to a week before your arrival date. We are grateful if you can offer us more than this and we understand the circumstances of life which allow smaller donations.
How to donate for an overnight stay:
- Use our kiosk in the House of Peace that accepts credit cards
- Write us a check
- Donate here on our website.
Note: We do not rent out space or normally serve large groups who are looking for “retreat” facilities. It has been our experience that some individual needs and most group expectations will best be served in another setting where the use of facilities and a group’s own agenda would determine the day.
Inquire About Accommodations
If you want to stay with us, please call 585-973-2470 to talk with one of our core community members about your potential time at the Mountain and your COVID-19 vaccination status. You may also fill out this form, BUT PLEASE NOTE, THIS FORM IS NOT a reservation confirmation. If you’re seeking time with us that’s less than two weeks away, then please call instead of filling out this form.