Catholic Rural Life Travels to D.C., St. Isidore Feast Day Celebrations and More

Feast of St. Isidore
Celebrations Across the Country 

 Monday, May 15 is the Feast of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers. St. Isidore is an example to farmers of virtue through his charity and faith. We know that there are many events and activities planned for this great saint’s feast. Here are a few examples of events going on around the country in celebration:

St. Mary, St. George and St. Michael Churches in Brown County, Ohio are holding a prayer service for the Feast of St. Isidore, which will take place on the farm of a St. George parishioner. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio will be holding one of their annual Farm Masses, with Archbishop Schnurr as the celebrant, in celebration of the feast day. The Diocese of Salina, Kansas will be hosting a celebration with Mass, celebrated by Bishop Weisenburger, followed by a blessing of seeds, fields, and animals. They will then have lunch and tour the Kansas Service Dog Training School, in Washington, Kansas.

St. Isidore is the patron saint of CRL. Join us in praying the novena to St. Isidore. Click here.

CRL Visits Washington
Represents Rural Concerns

CRL Executive Director, Jim Ennis, is in Washington, D.C. this week participating as an observer on the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee. CRL participates twice a year in national meetings of the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of the USCCB to represent rural concerns in discussions of important issues such as poverty, hunger, care for creation, health care, and moral and human dimensions of the federal budget. The committee often communicates its concerns to members of Congress to help inform them of the Church’s perspective on challenging issues facing people living in the US.

Ennis said: “It is a real blessing to know that our bishops are truly engaged and wrestling with the challenges facing our society and how the Church ought to respond and serve the common good by applying Catholic doctrine to these concerns through advocacy and education.”

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