Mt. Irenaeus is a mountain sanctuary a short distance from the St. Bonaventure campus. It serves as a retreat for students, faculty, and all kinds of visitors who wish to participate in "making all things new" in a welcoming and supportive community in the Catholic-Franciscan tradition.

What happens at "The Mountain"?

  • Overnight transformative experiences based on the Franciscan life and ministry
  • Experiential learning offerings
  • Personal, social, and spiritual development of SBU students
  • Liturgical and sacramental ministry
  • "On the Road" ministry programs
  • Internships and leadership training
  • Service learning partnered with other University Ministries groups

Mountain Students

Students and young
alumni reflect on Mt. Irenaeus.

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