Br. Dan O’Riordan, FMS
Br. Dan O’Riordan has been a Marist Brother for over 29 years and was named Provincial for the USA Province in 2021. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in NY, University College Cork, Ireland, and earned an MA at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Over the years, Br. Dan has served as a teacher, coach, counselor and campus minister at numerous Marist High Schools around the country. He has served his Province as Vocation Director and spent the last six years as Vice Provincial.
Br. Dan has been connected to Esopus for almost 40 years in many roles. He volunteered at the Center’s Mid-Hudson Valley Camps as a counselor, member of the maintenance crew and cook. He continues to lend his time and talents to MBCE retreat programs, including Encounters, LaValla Weekends, Foundation Stones and Marist Youth Gatherings.
Br. Dan has helped to assist the annual Esopus Runners event and sits on the Hall of Fame Committee. Both events help to bring the MBCE community together while fostering support for the Center.
Br. Dan has coordinated more than one hundred mission service trips allowing many young people the opportunity to serve the least favored in many communities. He also led numerous Pilgrimages for young people and continues to be a featured speaker at youth retreats and youth gatherings, where he encourages young people to find ways to answer God’s call and use their gifts and talents in responding to the many needs of our world.