Bishop to lead prayers online during May 7-15 Rural Life novena


Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight will the prayers on two days of a national Novena to St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life (CRL).

The novena will begin on Thursday, May 7, and conclude on Friday, May 15, the feast of St. Isidore, with virtual Mass on a ranch in Texas.

Bishop McKnight will lead the novena on at 10 a.m. central time on Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14.

Given the essential nature of farmers, farmworkers, and all who are involved in food production and distribution, especially during this global pandemic, CRL is hosting the novena virtually this year.

Each day, a bishop from the CRL board of directors will lead the novena, lifting up all the intentions of rural communities throughout the United States.

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