Dear friends of the Mission,


My heart is breaking.


I'm traveling with Fr. Andre Mahanna this week to advocate in Washington, D.C. for nearly 1,000 children recently rescued in Mosul from ISIS sex slavery. "Abouna", as he is known by his parishioners, is crying out for these children, most of them orphans, to be brought here to the USA for treatment and counseling.


Meanwhile he tells me the U.N. is turning bab...

World Over - FR. ANDRE MAHANNA, Maronite Catholic priest and president of the Apostolic Union of Clergy in the US on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and how the Syrian refugee crisis is affecting life in his native Lebanon. And, he'll update us about his meetings this week with members of the US Congress and State Department.

FATIMA, Portugal (CNS) -- Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai consecrated Lebanon and all the Middle East to Mary in Fatima, praying for peace and stability.

                Thousands of faithful from the Middle East as well as Lebanese diaspora from around the world also made the pilgrimage for the "Lebanon Day in Fatima," which began June 24 with the recitation of the rosary and a candlelit procession....

June 15, 2017

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

June 6, 2017

Dear friends,

I was humbled to be present in Washington, D.C. for the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast to represent The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope/St Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy whose mission it is to help Save Christian Middle East through a global message of peace, love and coexistence for the children of Abraham in the birthplace of monotheistic faith, a con...


June 9, 2017

DENVER — Six-year-old Christina Khodor Abada, taken in Iraq by ISIS from her mother’s arms at the age of 3, has been extracted from captivity and returned to her parents in Erbil, Iraq as of this morning, Friday, June 9.

Fr. Andre Mahanna founder of Denver-based Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope / St Rafka’s Mission of Hope and Mercy, an international non-profit that gives direct aid to victims of...

“Faithful people, Catholics and all Christians I invite you to consecrate yourselves, our Nation and the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a spirit of Reparation”.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Today is a good day. Today is the Day of the Resurrection of the Lord, Sunday, the Day in which we are all invited to rejoice and be glad. Today is the Day that is the first of the week, marking the 50th day...

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Father Andre in the News

National Day of Prayer 2017

A small group of individuals, led by Father Andre Mhanna and representing the Apostolic Union of the Clergy and Laity and the Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope, went to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of the plight of the Christian refugees i...

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Fr. Andre Mahanna addresses Legatus in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 on Christian Middle East and calls American's to action in defense of their Christian brothers and sisters.

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Today, St. Rafka's Mission of Hope and Mercy (Also Known by the Name: The Apostolate of Our Lady of Hope) stopped off at the Lebanese Educational School in Beir

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