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One Family

The ongoing story of Christmas continues with the Feast of the Holy Family. Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to think of ourselves more as one family. Let's take a deep breath of fresh air as we head into a new year and think of family and dwelling with one another. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "One in Faith," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 28, 2013.

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Peace and Merry Christmas! As we hear the story of the birth of Jesus, Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to bear the responsibility to share that message of good news, peace and light. The Lord is born in us today and a light will shine in our hearts. We're invited to walk as messengers in our daily lives with the message of Christ, the message of peace. Just as the message was shared with shepherds on a mountaintop a long time ago, it's now ours to claim! To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Birth of Jesus" and "Let Us Go to Bethlehem" by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 24, 2013.

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Looking for Signs in Advent

On this fourth Sunday of Advent, Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to look for signs in our lives and see what the Lord is showing us. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Song for the Child," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 22, 2013.

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On this third Sunday of Advent, Dan Riley, ofm, shares a reflection about gentleness and joy. He also remembers Bob Struzynski, ofm, who passed away Dec. 13, and his gentle nature. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Awakening," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 14, 2013.

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Endurance and Encouragement

As we move from the second to third week of Advent, Dan Riley, ofm, welcomes us to personalize messages rather than privatize them in our lives. He invites us to endure this Advent and find encouragement amid our busy, stressful lives, and walk with one another. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Lord's Mountain," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 7, 2013.

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New seasons are all around us -- Advent, snow at the Mountain and more! Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to awake and walk amid light, finding three movements of this new season. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Awake At Last," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Nov. 30, 2013.

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