Mt. Irenaeus to Host Summer Evenings of Re-Creation

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WEST CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. – For the 15th year, Mt. Irenaeus will be holding its Summer Evenings of Re-Creation series every Wednesday from June 28 to Aug. 2. This summer’s theme is “God’s Word is Life and Love for Us.”

The evenings of prayer, sharing and reflection are open to everyone. All are welcome to come earlier in the day to spend time at the Mount.

“We like to invite people to come and enjoy some quiet time, some prayer time. We choose topics that can be put into practice in their own lives,” saidDaniel Hurley. “It is an interesting way in which we can touch a lot of different people from different faith backgrounds. A lot of the people who come are not involved in regular church practice, so this helps them discover ways they can get in touch with God through prayer.”

Each evening begins with Mass at 4:45 p.m., followed by a dish-to-pass supper at 6 p.m. and time in the chapel from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Speakers and topics for each session include:

  • June 28 – Daniel Riley, “In the Beginning was the Word”
  • July 5 – Louis McCormick, “Love is …”
  • July 12 – Carol Kenyon, OSF, “Our Name is Love”
  • July 19 – Bonnie and Larry Orsini, “From Word to Mission”
  • July 26 – Harry Monoco, “Franciscan lectio divina
  • Aug. 2 – Tim Shaffer, “Living God’s word: the Franciscan Influence on Thomas Merton’s Eremeticism”

Mt. Irenaeus is a not-for-profit Franciscan mountain retreat located in the scenic Enchanted Mountains of Southwestern New York State. Its 304 acres include Holy Peace chapel, a large community house for gatherings, cabins and five miles of trails. This spectacularly beautiful and peaceful setting provides an opportunity for serenity and prayerful reflection to guests from near and far. Morning and evening prayer services, the celebration of the Eucharist, and time for solitude and sharing are all part of daily life at “The Mountain.” The Franciscan friars and their partners in this ministry of peace and prayer welcome people of any tradition who seek to experience the abiding presence of God in their daily lives.

For more information or directions, please call 585-973-2470.