National novena for farmers begins May 7

| May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seeking God’s intervention in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Rural Life of St. Paul will hold a national, livestreamed novena beginning May 7 and ending May 15, the feast day of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and of the nonprofit outreach ministry.

“We really do believe we need God’s intervention in this as well,” said Jim Ennis, executive director. “We recognize this (pandemic) is causing a lot havoc in a lot of families.”

Special prayers will go out to those ill and dying from COVID-19, Ennis said.

Each day, one of four bishops on Catholic Rural Life’s board of directors will lead morning prayers. It will culminate May 15 with a livestreamed 10:15 a.m. Mass celebrating St. Isidore’s feast day, as well as the concluding novena prayers, with Bishop Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, Texas.

More about the novena can be found at It will be livestreamed at

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