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Fr. Rick Thomas, SJ

An exemplary life

“You only go through this life once. You might as well go 100% for Jesus."

Fr. Rick thomas, SJ

who he was

Learn More About Him

For over 40 years, Fr. Thomas led a multifaceted set of ministries to the poor of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, relying on God to guide decisions and provide the resources.



When Rick Thomas heard God’s call to the priesthood, he set out on a journey that he could never have imagined. 

Fr Rick Thomas with a Bible

Study the Bible

Listen to Fr. Rick as he teaches and explains the Word of God in a clear and understandable way.

RMT saying Mass at Noah dining room

Answered Prayer

Beautiful testimonies from people of how the Lord answered their prayers through Fr. Rick’s intercession.

the lord's ranch community

Learn more about the community he founded.

The Lord’s Ranch is a lay community of Catholic Christians who are called to bring the joy of the gospel to the peripheries with corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

TLR sign front gate
possible and actually used photos for Bible on the Border, Richard Dunstan

The Lord's Ranch

Vado, New Mexico