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OAW91 - Word of Hope 2014 ( Part 2 of 2 )

Radio Interview of Ruth Raichle, Director of Bethany House, and Gary Stewart, manager of the store.  The interviewers are Father Chris O'Connor, and radio host, Scott Landry.  Listen to the interview at


Scot Landry and Fr. Chris O’Connor welcomed Ruth Raichle, who recently completed 35 years in prison ministry, and Gary Stewart, who was incarcerated for 22 years and was the beneficiary of Bethany House ministry. Ruth and Gary describe the breadth of the ministry, including participating in the effort for the beatification of Fr. Jean Joseph Lataste, OP; the work of Bethany House which provides support to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families by operating a thrift store, giving them jobs, and managing volunteer ministry programs in men’s and women’s prisons.  

Miracle Approved for Fr. Lataste Beatification

On June 27, 2011, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI approved a miracle for the Servant of God Jean-Joseph Lataste, O.P. (1832-1869), a French Dominican who founded the Dominican Sisters of Bethany and is the inspiration for Bethany House Ministries. Fr. Lataste was Beatified in Besancon, France on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Hope Grows in Clothes and Teacups

Metro West Daily News - December 2008

One person's trash is another's treasure, but either way you look at it, someone benefits.

At a pair of Millis thrift shops, the list of beneficiaries is as long and diverse as those who've come together to make the shops a success...

For I Have Sinned

The Boston Globe - March 2008

 With guidance from Boston College volunteers, inmates at the state prison in Norfolk find a path from the past to spirituality and 'internal freedom

Norfolk Inmates Seek Christ in Lay Dominican Chapter

2/9/2007 By Christine Williams 

They wake each morning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and chant it again before they go to sleep. They pray the rosary, spend time in contemplative prayer and gather each Sunday to discuss the Gospel. In almost every way they are like the members of other chapters of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic, except they are incarcerated.



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