“The New Evangelization and Celebration of Rogation and Ember Days”

In November 2018, Catholic Rural Life (CRL) celebrated its 95th anniversary. CRL, originally called the National Catholic Rural Life Conference…

April 1, 2020

A Prayer for Our Nation and the World

Last week I was traveling in California meeting with several CRL members throughout the San Joaquin Valley. I also visited…

March 18, 2020

Faithfulness in the Midst of Great Trials

One of my Lenten practices is to dedicate time to read stories of women and men of great faith from…

March 4, 2020

The Desert Reminds Us of the Importance of Rural Life

This week we, the CRL staff, are at a retreat center in Tucson, Arizona for our second Thriving in Rural…

February 19, 2020

Lenten Recipe – Hot Cross Buns

A variation of Lenten bread, famous in song and story, is the hot cross bun. You can still find them…

February 18, 2020

Slovak Rožcky for the Feasts of St. Cyril & St. Methodius

These cookies are perfect for celebrating the Feasts of St. Cyril and St. Methodius on February 14, brothers and missionaries…

February 5, 2020

St. Brigid – Patron Saint of Dairy Farmers

On February 1, we celebrate the Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare. St. Brigid is not only one of the…

January 15, 2020

The Value of Community: Learning for the Greater Good

[Editor’s Note: The following article is from the Catholic Rural Life Magazine, Fall 2019 issue. To read the full pdf…

January 14, 2020

The Meaning of Advent (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part blog story. Click here to read Part 1.] Vivian came…

December 17, 2019

The Meaning of Advent (Part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part blog story. Read Part 2 here.] The seasons of our…

December 4, 2019