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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Is Catholic Homeschooling Right for Your Child? Part II

[Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part guest blog series on why Catholic homeschooling may be right for…

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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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It Isn’t Christmas Without Love

My Dad and his sisters began their lives on a very prosperous dairy farm in central Wisconsin. When Dad would…

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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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“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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Sts. Isidore and Maria Relics – Thank You!

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

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Everyone Can Participate in Stewardship

[Editors Note: The following excerpt has been adapted from the Fall 2011 edition of the “Catholic Rural Life” magazine.] Not everyone…

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Agricultural Life of Carmelite Nuns

[Editor’s note: This is Part I of a two-part story on the Carmelite Nuns project in rural Fairfield, PA.] Bill…

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Encouraging Vocations in Rural Families

When I spoke to friends and family about addressing this topic, so many of them said, “Really? Aren’t vocations-related challenges…

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