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…

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Third Sunday of Advent Reflection

Readings: Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 / 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 / John 1:6-8, 19-28 In the gospel today, John is in the…

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Supporting Farmers This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are finalizing our holiday plans. For many, the holiday season this…

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Stir Up Sunday

Florence Berger shares in depth in the Cooking for Christ cookbook about her family’s traditions surrounding the Sunday before Advent,…

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Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part blog story. Read Part 1 here.] After meeting with countless…

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Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part blog story. Read Part 2 here.] “I’m part of the…

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A Prayer After the Storm

Deacon Dan Freeman of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa wrote this prayer in response to the devastating storm that affected…

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Confessions of a Rural Music Director

The first time I heard the choir sing at Our Lady of the Valley, I thought I was hearing angels,…

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Welcome Tim – New CRL Program Manager

Tim Streiff joined the CRL staff in August as the Program Manager, a new role on our team focused on…

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On Old Lakes and New Eyes

Growing up, we had a word for people who drove up from the Twin Cities to summer in cabins on…

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