The Beauty of Rural Life

On June 24, the Diocese of Fargo will hold its first annual Rural Life Celebration on the Schmitz farm near…

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Isidore

On May 15, we celebrated the Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer. In February 1947, St. Isidore was constituted as the…

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Sts. Isidore and Maria Relics

The intercession of Sts. Isidore and Maria is no small blessing! Many have prayed and experienced real help through their…

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Musings on Migration

  Six months ago, my husband and I and our children moved from Southwest Florida to Minnesota. It was the…

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The Native American 10 Commandments

I am pretty sure that everyone knows of the Ten Commandments. If you have been to a Christian church more…

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The Return of the Rural Family

“The rural family needs to regain its rightful place at the heart of the social order.” Why? I’ve been pondering…

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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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5 Ways to Enjoy Silence in the Noise of Daily Life

Noise and distraction have become seemingly unavoidable. Everywhere we go, there is music playing, a TV blaring, etc. What does…

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