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

[The following recipe is from the “Cooking for Christ” cookbook. You can purchase a copy of the cookbook here.] A…

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

“Soul” Doughnuts Recipe

Hallowmas consists of three days, each dedicated to praying for the dead. The first day is All Hallows Eve, which…

October 14, 2019

An Ecological Conversion in Our Own Backyards

Saint John Paul II has stated that we, as a people, are in need of an “ecological conversion.” During his…

October 2, 2019

Gaufres – St. Michael’s Waffles

In CRL’s Cooking for Christ cookbook, Florence Berger shares about traditions from the early Christians as well as across Europe…

September 18, 2019