WEST CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. — The annual Mt. Irenaeus series of Summer Evenings of Re-creation — featuring a presentation, discussion and supper — begins next week with a program by director Daniel Riley, OFM.
The Franciscan Mountain Retreat in upstate New York welcomes guests to be spiritually renewed through the practices of Lectio Divinia (sacred reading), healing, food and faith.
Dan leads the first evening on July 11, followed by programs on July 18, 25 and Aug. 1. The presenting friars include John Coughlin, OFM, Kevin Kriso, OFM, and Louis McCormack, OFM.
“The Evenings of Re-Creation began as a practice in Allegany in the summer of 1983. It has always been a part of the mountain life,” said Michelle Marcellin, a Mt. Irenaeus staff member. “It is a way to open up prayer and particular evenings around the wisdom practices of faith and spirituality. This year, our themes and the organization of the evening reflect our discussion with the two vicars of the Southern Tier, Buffalo Diocese.”
Other events sponsored by Mt. Irenaeus appear on the website of the more than 25-year-old ministry. Links to the Mt. Irenaeus Facebook, blog and videos, as well as audio reflections by Dan, can also be found there.