Mt. Irenaeus Hosts Summer Evenings of Re-creation

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WEST CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. — The Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat is hosting the third of six programs in its summer series on July 11 as part of the theme, “Living in Gratitude.”

Each week’s program consists of a 4:45 p.m. Mass in the chapel, followed by a dish-to-pass supper at 6 p.m. in the main house, and time in the chapel from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All are invited to come early and spend quiet time at the Mountain in recreation, prayer and hospitality.

For more information or for directions to Mt. Irenaeus, call, 585-973-2470 or go online to

Upcoming Evenings of Re-Creation:
July 11      William Short, OFM, “Francis of Assisi: The Saint of Gratitude”
July 18      F. Edward Coughlin, “Reception of the Other”
July 25      Suzanne Kush, OSF, “Gratitude: An Encounter of the Heart”
Aug. 11     Dan Riley, “The Many and the Much of Life”

Past presenters included Joseph Kotula, who spoke on June 27 about gratitude and Robert Struzynski, who spoke on July 4 about the Eucharist.

In other news,  the Mountain’s annual auction is scheduled for Sat. Nov. 3 in Doyle Hall at St. Bonaventure University.  Informatin is available through Margaret Bryner at or Michelle Marcellin at  as well as through the Mountain’s Web site.  All proceeds benefit Mt. Irenaeus.