Welcome to the Fall Edition of Hope! We’re fresh from the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary which is a wonderful reminder of our Catholic tradition of praying the rosary.

This issue is also a great time to remember the Redemptorists long tradition of service among the poor and most abandoned. We offer a story about the Father Ray Foundation and its history of helping orphaned children in Thailand. We also have news that our own Fr. Rob Ruhnke’s work with For Better and For Ever, has been recognized by the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers. Plus we have a first-hand account of Redemptorists organizing relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey, and 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:

The Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya, Thailand cares for 850 orphaned, abused and disadvantaged children and students with disabilities. It is the legacy of Redemptorists Father Ray Brennan, C.Ss.R.

Fr. Ray and the Journey of Two Sisters
The work of Father Ray Brennan, C.Ss.R., who started the Fr. Ray Foundation in Thailand, helped changed the lives of two young Thai girls for better and forever.

Eye Witness Account of Hurricane Harvey
Fr. Bill Bueche, pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Houston, shares an eyewitness account of the most devastating storm to ever hit Houston.

Father Rob Ruhnke Receives Award
Fr. Rob Ruhnke, C.Ss.R., wins The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers award for his marriage prep work with “For Better and For Ever.”

Life Directions Continues LIFE I Retreats
On Sunday, June 25, the community of faithful of the St. Alphonsus church in Rome celebrated the liturgical feast of the Mother of Perpetual Help.

Partners in Mission in Action
The Redemptorists at the last General Chapter reaffirmed our desire to share our spirituality with the laity.

Fall 2017 Denver Province Snapshots
News briefs from the Denver Province.