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An Invitation to Listen

Jesus draws us into a relationship not to escape the world, but to listen. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares this truth while on retreat in California. Music, "One Thing" and "Sacred Silence," by John Michael Talbot (used with permission; more at www.JohnMichaelTalbot.com). Recorded March 10, 2017. Podcast #174.

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The Hunger to Fast

We're hungry. We're seeking nourishment. There's an emptiness in us that is filled by God's word. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, reflects on hunger and fasting as we journey into Lent. Music, "Table of Plenty," by John Michael Talbot (used with permission; more at www.JohnMichaelTalbot.com). Recorded March 3, 2017. Podcast #173.

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Holy Ground

As we stand on holy ground, is it rocky or filled with the rich spirit of life? Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, offers a reflection as we continue our Lenten journeys. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Ground We Share," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio. Recorded Feb. 28, 2016. Podcast #148.

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Open to the Good News

Sit down. Pause. Open your hearts as we move into Lent. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, offers a reflection about how God's presence and words are effective in our lives. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "With My Own Two Hands," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio. Recorded Feb. 7, 2016. Podcast #147.

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Entering Holy Week

As we enter Holy Week, Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to walk with the Lord and welcome him to wash our feet. Try not to get lost in the crowd or be passive this week. Find time to listen. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Children of Jerusalem" and "Litany of the Holy Cross," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded March 29, 2015. Podcast #111.

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Fruitful Silence

Quiet times allow us to step back from the complications of life and get our paths straight again. After spending some time in solitude in California, Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares this reflection and offers us God's word that if we do step back, then our life will be more fruitful for others. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Unless a Grain of Wheat," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded March 22, 2015. Podcast #110.

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We Are God’s Beloved Now

As our Lenten journey continues, Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, asks us to listen, pause and head down from the mountains of our lives realizing that we are God's beloved now. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Lord's Mountain," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded March 1, 2015. Podcast #109.

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Rainbows and Roses

As we enter into this Lenten time, there is a heartfelt, eternal covenant that God had made with us. We are embraced by rainbows and roses, even if our days are filled with cold and dark. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Feb. 21, 2015. Podcast #108.

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Plunge Into Lent

Lent begins and we're called to trust the movement of life. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares this reflection as we dive into Lent this year.  To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Leave the Past in Ashes," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Feb. 14, 2015. Podcast #107.

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Walk the Way

As we try to find our way this Holy Week, it's OK to not know the path, as Thomas Merton prayed. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to listen more deeply to scriptures and our own hearts as we walk toward the Easter Triduum. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Attende Domine" and "The Lord Is My Light" by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded April 14, 2014.

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