Happy New Year, and welcome to the Winter 2018 Edition of Hope! At this juncture between Christmas and Ash Wednesday, we are reminded of both the promise of Christmas and its fulfillment at Easter.

The New Year is a great time to renew your connection to the Redemptorists’ many ministries. This issue offers an update from our Renewal Center in Arizona, news from our first North American Partners in Mission conference, and the dedication of a new shrine to Our Mother of Perpetual Help. In addition, we can all rejoice with the estimated 50,000 people who joined the Redemptorists in our Vice Province of Manaus for a special celebration to Our Lady of Aparecida, plus much more.

I pray that this online edition of Hope Magazine will inspire and stimulates your own faith.

Very Reverend Stephen T. Rehrauer, C.Ss.R.
Provincial Superior, Redemptorists of the Denver Province

In This Issue:

Very Reverend Stephen T. Rehrauer, C.Ss.R. dedicates new shrine.

New OMPH Shrine Dedicated
The Redemptorists recently dedicated a beautiful new Shrine Chapel to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on the grounds of the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc.

300 Years of Devotion
An estimated 50,000 joined the Redemptorists of the Vice Province of Manaus in a special novena at Our Lady of Aparecida Parish.

North America Partners Conference
40 Partners in Mission—professed Redemptorists and lay people – gathered to learn, grow, reflect and pray together at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc last October.

New Director at Life Directions
Danielle Hilliker has joined Life Directions as Executive Director in Detroit.

Renewal Center Update
The holiday season spurs reflections on the Renewal Center’s busy and fruitful 2017.

Winter 2018 Denver Province Snapshots
News briefs from the Denver Province.