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We are very grateful for the support of each member of the Catholic Rural Life membership community! Read below why…

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine: Place of Faith and History

Perhaps the first thing that strikes any visitor or pilgrim to the St. Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine is the atmosphere…

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October 2022 Thriving in Rural Ministry Retreat

Thriving in Rural Ministry is a retreat experience and follow-up for Catholic priests who serve in a rural setting. It is…

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World Water Day 2022

March 22, 2022 is World Water Day, an annual occurrence to raise awareness about water issues and ensure access to…

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Ignorance of Agriculture is Ignorance of Scripture (Part 1 & Part 2)

Part I - Gospels  In his commentary on the book of Isaiah, St. Jerome famously said “Ignorance of Scripture is…

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