“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…

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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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The New Farm Bill

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the farm…

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Relationship Between Faith and Food

[Editors Note: The following article was originally published by Iowa State Daily and shared with their permission. It can also…

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A Farmer’s Nature

Life on a rural farm is a natural place to experience and nurture a vibrant Catholic culture. This culture begins…

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A Mid-Winter’s Reflection

[Editor’s Note: On January 24, 2019 the Wethersfield Institute is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the death of its benefactor,…

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The Signed 2018 Farm Bill

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill last month. Like many bills that go through conference committees, there were several…

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God Works in Mysterious Ways

Before I tell this story, remember that once there was a time when everyone was not deeply attentive to personal…

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Rural Culture and the Church – Interview

The following is an excerpt from an interview by Matthew Maloney from Know the Faith podcast and Max Becher, a CRL…

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Prayers for All Saints and All Souls

The following prayers are from the Rural Life Prayer Book. For more prayers for more Fall prayers, see our seasonal…

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