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

A variation of Lenten bread, famous in song and story, is the hot cross bun. You can still find them…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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Dream of Wild Health Farm Visit

On August 16, I visited the Dream of Wild Health Farm in Hugo, MN with the CSJ Native American Awareness…

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A Very Extraordinary Day

As I sit trying to come up with the right words for this column I have written and deleted and…

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