Welcome to the Winter Edition of Hope!

This Winter as we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, we wish you a Lenten season of peace and healing. To say that we are dust is to embrace the truth that we belong to God, and that we are connected in time and space to one another and to all creation. By the sign of the ashes, we can recognize fellow pilgrims on the journey in our workplaces, marketplaces, and in the hustle of daily life.

This issue of Hope Magazine features many stories and examples of fellow pilgrims who have embraced the mission of Jesus Christ to ensure that his message of reconciliation, redemption, and hope reaches the hearts of the most abandoned. We have reports from our seminarians in the Bronx and San Antonio, as well as encouraging examples of vibrant ministries in our Mexico Province and among our Partners in Mission at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. Finally, to support your Lenten journey this year we are offering you for free Fr. Ken Sedlak’s “Death & Resurrection” booklet of forty Lenten reflections.

As always, we thank you for supporting the Redemptorists’ ministries. We continue to hold you in our prayers. I hope that this online edition of Hope Magazine will further inspire and stimulate your faith. Please continue to pray together with us!

Yours in our loving Redeemer,

Reverend Kevin Zubel, C.Ss.R.
Provincial Superior, Redemptorists of the Denver Province

In This Issue:

Deepen Your Lenten Devotions: Download Fr. Ken Sedlak’s “Death & Resurrection” series of Reflections.

New Redemptorist Associates: St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Baton Rouge has added 15 new Redemptorists Partners in Mission who have chosen to focus on the needs of Redemptorist St. Gerard’s school.

Breaking Down Barriers: Redemptorist Fr. Len Broniak, C.Ss.R., chaplain and program director at the St. Dominic Center for the Deaf, has been a driving force at the Center for over two decades.

Report on Mexico Ministry: Fr. Patrick Keyes’ report on collaboration efforts with the Mexico Province.

Report from San Antonio Theologate: How Redemptorist seminarians go about community building while preparing for the rigors of ministry and Church leadership.

Report from the Bronx: A Seminarian recaps his Fall Semester.

Snapshots: News Briefs from around the Denver Province.