FR Raymond J. Bucher, OFM
Father Ray Bucher entered the Franciscans in 1958, and was ordained in Santa Barbara during Vatican II in 1964. He received a PhD in philosophy from Fordham University in 1970, and taught at Loyola University, New Orleans, FST, Berkeley and Santa Clara University, all in the 70’s. Father Ray ministered in Franciscan Formation for the Saint Barbara Province, Guardian at the Franciscan Headquarters in Rome from 1982-85, was Director of Franciscan Renewal Center from 1985-92 in Scottsdale and of the San Damiano Retreat from 1995-2014 in Danville. He was Provincial Definitor (1977-1982, 1985-1988) and Vicar Provincial (1988-1994). Presently in active retirement at San Damiano Retreat, Danville. Have passport, will travel!