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Food For Life

Looking to slow down and find a deeper connection? Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, reflects upon and shares some of the movements of Lectio Divina as a way to become more aware of our life. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord through Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina feeds us so we might feed others. Music, "Lectio Divina," by by John Michael Talbot (used with permission; more at www.JohnMichaelTalbot.com). Recorded Sept. 4, 2016. Podcast #160.

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Longing to Belong

Jesus belonged in a house, even though he was not always welcome. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares a reflection from Wisconsin about belonging. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "There Is No Joy Like Freedom," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded July 4, 2015. Podcast #122.

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Quiet and Trust

We're invited to trust the living God in our lives. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares a reflection about trust in our world and in our lives. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Awakening," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded June 28, 2015. Podcast #121.

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Some of what's happening in our world is troubling and terrible. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to be alert and know that the Word of God is bread for us -- that we will never be alone. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "I Thirst," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Oct. 26, 2014. Podcast #93.

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Discovering Our Unity

As Thomas Merton wrote,  we discover that we are already one, but we imagine that we are not. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, shares a reflection about unity while on the road back to the Mountain from Washington, DC. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "One in Faith" by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Sept. 21, 2014. Podcast #88.

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Persistence of Prayer

Pray and not lose heart! So much is changing in life, including the seasons right now, but one thing does not change -- God's love. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, invites us to be persistent and consider persistence in our lives. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "I Will Bow and Be Simple," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Oct. 19, 2013.

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Let the Road Take Us

We're invited to journey with Jesus and all of creation. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, extends that invitation further so we open our car doors, house doors and room doors to others. Listen to our hearts and celebrate the road before us. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon," by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Sept. 21, 2013.

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Consider the Light

As we head into fall and daylight becomes shorter, observe where light is in our world and in our lives. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, says in this reflection that while light may fade from our days, it can rise up in our hearts as we take time to consider. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Lord is My Light" by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Aug. 29, 2013.

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Little Flock

"Do not fear, my little flock!" Those are the words in the Gospel this coming weekend. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, walks us through those words, fear in our own lives and the hope of Jesus. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "Do Not Fear" by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Aug. 5, 2013.

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God's love comes to us in many ways -- especially by knowing Christ. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, offers this reflection and invites us to pray and reflect. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "The Drink Sent Down" by Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded June 16, 2013.

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