My condolences to Claudia and all the Walker family. Ralph was my great friend and religious guide. I think of him often in ordinary things; though I hadn't seen him for some years, I will miss him. You and your family are in my prayers.
Dear Father, I came to know you through our membership in the Society of the Holy Cross, and I treasure our association. You were especially kind to me during the Synod of 2001. May our loving God grant you eternal rest where the light of his countenance shines. Rest in peace, dear friend, and rise in glory. And may our Lord Jesus Christ give you light and peace in the company of all his saints, forever.
Father Walker was a friend. I appreciated the opportunity to know him.
Just want to send my condelences, thoughts and prayers to Claudia and family for your loss. Knowing Ralph and Claudia goes back to their college days when Ralph was President of Canterbury at UNC. Fr. Ralph was rector at St Andrews in La Junta and was by my side when I needed it most and will always be thankful for his spiritual support. He also baptized my Goddaughter at St Michael's. Rest in peace and God's blessings to Claudia and family.
Fr. Walker is my great friend, a great supporter of my project in South Sudan. I will remember Fr. Walker as a Saint. I love him and May God rest his soul in peace. May God comfort his family.
Moses Joknhial II
To me, Fr. Ralph was always the living example of what a holy priest of God should embody. His life was a blessing to all of us who knew him. May he be received by the Holy Angels and brought into Paradise.
Father Walker was the shepherd that found me when I was lost and brought me back to the Episcopal fold. He knew my strengths and weaknesses and helped me use both for the greater glory of God and the church. His knowledge and practice of the faith were second to none and his persona became the face of St. Michael and All Angels. While others may take his place as Rector he can never be replaced in my heart. Rest in Peace Father Walker.
Fr. Ralph baptized me, catechized me, offered me for confirmation, married my wife and I, and baptized my daughter. He was my high school and college teacher. He was a mentor. I am so glad that we had reconnected, and share our concerns with each other. I have never and will never forget what he has meant to me and my family. My prayers go out to Mrs. Walker and her family. Rest eternal grant unto Ralph, O Lord. And may light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.
I learned so much from Fr. Walker and I was always impressed by his deep faith and reverence. Even now, though I am Catholic, I always say Morning prayer from the Book of Common Prayer. I am told that we never go to heaven (or hell) alone and I know that Fr Walker will be carrying a great chain of souls he has brought to a deep religious faith.
I am now a Roman Catholic, but what I learned from Father Walker was pivotal in my return to Catholicism. He was a great teacher and historian of the faith, and a serious believer in the meaningful apostolic and liturgical roots of Christianity. My wife and I were also married by Father Walker, so it is with profound sadness that I hear of his passing. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
Ron Zito (Denver, CO)
Fr. Walker permitted me to work as an assistant Priest at St. Michael's in 1981. His mentoring was most valuable. A famous and never before recorded advice to me was "I hate Lent." The only priests who can say that are those who keep the rule and fast of Lent. He always did. He was obedient to the discipline of the Church in an era when few were obedient to Holy Tradition. May his memory be eternal. May his example be before us and the multitude of his teachings be remembered in our hearts. And grant you long life. We have and will remember him in the commemorations at Mass. Fr. John Connely, St Mark's Parish, Denver
A beautiful soul has joined God. You will be missed.
Father Ralph was very influential in my life. I have thought of him often over the years and he will always have a special place in my heart. I send my deepest heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends. Loving Light.
I remember Fr. Walker well. My condolences to his family, and may he rest in the peace of Christ.
Michael LaRue, K.M.