For over 96 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 saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life. Due to the challenges of the current pandemic, we decided to offer the novena virtually this year! Each day a Bishop from our Board of Directors will lead us through the novena, lifting up all the intentions of rural communities throughout our country.

Videos will be on our Facebook and posted here after.

Schedule for the Virtual Novena

Thursday, May 7 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 1 – Led by Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX

 

Friday, May 8 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 2 – Led by Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX

 

Saturday, May 9 at 8:00am CDT / 9:00am EDT
Day 3 – Led by Bishop Robert Gruss of the Diocese of Saginaw, MI

Day 3 of the Novena to St. Isidore

Join Bishop Robert Gruss of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, as he leads us through Day 3 of the Novena to St. Isidore.

Posted by Catholic Rural Life on Saturday, May 9, 2020

 

Sunday, May 10 at 8:00am CDT / 9:00am EDT
Day 4 – Led by Bishop Robert Gruss of the Diocese of Saginaw, MI

Day 4 of the Novena to St. Isidore

Join Bishop Robert Gruss of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, as he leads us through Day 4 of the Novena to St. Isidore.

Posted by Catholic Rural Life on Sunday, May 10, 2020

 

Monday, May 11 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 5 – Led by Bishop John Folda of the Diocese of Fargo, ND

 

Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 6 – Led by Bishop John Folda of the Diocese of Fargo, ND

 

Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 7 – Led by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City, MO

Thursday, May 14 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 8 – Led by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City, MO

Friday, May 15 at 10:00am CDT / 11:00am EDT
Day 9 – Led by Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX
Join us for Mass with Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX in celebration of the Feast of St. Isidore and the concluding prayers of the Novena, directly following the Day 9 novena prayer!

Novena to St. Isidore day 9

Posted by Catholic Rural Life on Friday, May 15, 2020

 

More Information

Want the printable pdf of the St. Isidore novena?
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Are you more comfortable with Spanish?
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Do you have specific prayer request(s) you would like to offer up?
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Who is St. Isidore and why he is the patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life?
Read his story here.

Would you like to support CRL with a gift in honor of St. Isidore, our patron?
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Interested in a St. Isidore prayer card?
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Are you wondering, “what is a novena?”
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