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…

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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…

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“Soul” Doughnuts Recipe

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

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A Spiritual Winter as a Season of Grace

The winter in South Dakota has gone on long enough. People say, “I am so sick of winter. I can’t…

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Trust

As a young man, the Lord called me to serve him with my life. As I sorted through what that…

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5 Ways to “Check Yourself” in Your Fasting Practice

This Lent, I have been meditating on holy fear, and especially this week, since I fell into breaking a fast…

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5 Ways to Help the Practice of Fasting Become More Fruitful

On biblical reading, the fundamental vocation of human beings is to give God right praise. In this act of adoration,…

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Ash Wednesday

Today we recognize the beginning of the Lenten season together with the entire Church throughout the world. The Church reminds…

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