For 99 years, we have been serving rural communities and promoting Catholic life in rural America. Every year hundreds of people across the country join together for a very special Novena to St. Isidore, patron of farmers and Catholic Rural Life. Each day a Bishop, Priest or Deacon leads us through the novena, lifting up all the intentions of rural communities throughout our country.
Videos are on our Facebook and posted here.
Schedule for the Virtual Novena
Day 1 – Fr. Gregory Sauer, Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota Facebook live at 11:15 am CDT
Day 2 – Bishop John T. Folda, Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota
Day 3 – Bishop Robert D. Gruss, Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan
Day 4 – Fr. Dan Dorau, Diocese of Davenport, Iowa
Day 5 – Deacon Dan Freeman, Diocese of Davenport, Iowa
Day 6 – Fr. Jorge Herrera, Diocese of Reno, Nevada Facebook Live at 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 am PT
Day 7 – Fr. Julio Barrera Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky
Day 8 – Fr. Gregory Mastey Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota Facebook live 9:30 am CDT
Day 9 and Feast Day of St. Isidore with Fr. Stephen Vacek, Diocese of Victoria, Texas
Pray the daily novena. If you are a CRL member, the printable pdf of the novena is also available in your member portal.
Pray the Spanish version.
Submit your prayer request(s).
Submit them here.
Join the CRL Member Community and access member-only recourses.
Who is St. Isidore and why he is the patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life?
Read his story here.
Interested in a St. Isidore prayer card?
Are you wondering, “what is a novena?”
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