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. His new book,now available, is Mary and the Interior Life.

Articles By Fr. Jeremiah Shryock CFR

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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An Unusual Christmas

“Suddenly, in this small trailer, without any of the usual bells and whistles, I felt myself being led to a deeper experience of Christmas than I ever had before.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Waking Up

“What exactly is the New Testament exhorting us to wake up from? Essentially it is any life or any part of our life, that does not have God at its center.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Mistaken Identity

“St. Paul’s message is clear. We belong to God. All the many roles and functions we might play in this world cannot add to or alter the identity God has imprinted within us.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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