For over 98 years, we have been serving rural communities and promoting Catholic life in rural America. Every year hundreds of people across the country join together for a very special Novena to St. Isidore, patron of farmers and Catholic Rural Life. Each day a Bishop leads us through the novena, lifting up all the intentions of rural communities throughout our country.
Videos are on our Facebook and posted here.
Schedule for the Virtual Novena
Day 1 – Bishop Brendan J. Cahill, Diocese of Victoria, Texas
Day 2 – Bishop John T. Folda, Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota
Day 3 – Bishop Robert D. Gruss, Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan
Day 4 – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri
Day 5 – Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington
Day 6 – Bishop Gerald L. Vincke, Diocese of Salina, Kansas
Day 7 – Bishop Michael J. Sis, Diocese of San Angelo, Texas
Day 8 – Bishop Myron J. Cotta, Diocese of Stockton, California
Pray the Spanish version.
Submit your prayer request(s).
Submit them here.
Pray the daily novena. If you are a CRL member, the printable pdf of the novena is also available in your member portal.
Join the CRL Member Community and access member-only recourses.
Who is St. Isidore and why he is the patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life?
Read his story here.
Interested in a St. Isidore prayer card?
Are you wondering, “what is a novena?”
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