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: His new book, Mary and the Interior Life, can be preordered now.

Articles By Fr. Jeremiah Shryock CFR

What Matters Most

“How pure is my faith?  How confident is my hope?  How selfless is my love?  The honest answer to these questions will reveal to us where we are, really, in our relationship with God.”- Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR


The World is Never Enough

“I smiled at him and said as compassionately as I could, ‘This world is never enough, and it never will be.’” – Fr. Jeremiah Shyrock


Preparing for Pentecost with Mary

“As the Father and Son are completing the Paschal Mystery and preparing to give them the Holy Spirit, it is Mary who is preparing her children for this great event.  And of course, what she does with them is what she wants to do with us.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock


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


The Wounds of Love

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


The Presence of Mary

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

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