Fr. Jeremiah Shryock CFR

Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR entered the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in 2002. In 2011, Timothy Cardinal Dolan ordained him a priest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. He currently lives as a hermit at the Monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, where he serves as a chaplain to the nuns. He is author of Amid Passing Things: Life, Prayer, and Relationship with God, blogs at From the Friars and has a podcast: https://soundcloud.com/franciscan-friars/sets/fr-jeremiah-shryock-cfr.

Articles By Fr. Jeremiah Shryock CFR

Allowing Ourselves to be Led

“The voice of the Good Shepherd calls us beyond our own resistance and beyond the life that we think will make us happy and towards the life that He wants, which is nothing else than a life of intimacy with Him.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The Wounds of Love

“Jesus’ wounds are a visible sign of His total gift of self.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The Presence of Mary

“Mary’s presence is always a comfort and a consolation, even to God.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Contemplative Prayer: A Deeper Listening

“How necessary then is this deep listening.  Without it, we miss God.  We miss our vocations.  And we miss the intimacy and the depth to which He is calling each one of us.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Spiritual Direction: My Greatest Joy

“Despite the enormous love and gratitude I have for my vocation to the priesthood, my ministry of spiritual direction remains, unexpectedly, the greatest joy of my life.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Post-Retreat Depression

“No matter how blessed a time the retreat was, most of us are not called to live on the mountain alone with God.  We have families, jobs, and communities that, whether we like it or not, are waiting for us.  The key, I emphasize, is to integrate our experience on retreat into our daily lives.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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