Tag: Rural Life

How Jim Ennis transformed Catholic Rural Life

How Jim Ennis transformed Catholic Rural Life

| Christina Capecchi | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Jim Ennis became executive director of Catholic Rural Life, his youngest child was a first grader. Today that boy is 18, and the father of five finds himself on the cusp of an empty nest.

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New Prague farmers to host archdiocese’s rural life celebration

New Prague farmers to host archdiocese’s rural life celebration

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a recent sunny, summer day, Dick and Mary Jo Hruby of rural New Prague were cleaning up their yard ­— a yard the size of six city blocks — preparing to host the archdiocese’s annual celebration of rural life.

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Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

| December 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

The document “is really retrieving the idea of vocation for all those involved in agriculture,” said Jim Ennis, executive director of St. Paul-based Catholic Rural Life. “There’s a special, unique role that farmers, ranchers and all those involved in agricultural production and bringing food to our tables play in how important it is, and the Church affirms it.”

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Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seminarians’ visit to the Glisczinski farm was one stop of a weeklong practicum on the Church and rural life led by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life.

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A taste of rural life

A taste of rural life

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crowd of about 200 gathers to celebrate Rural Life Sunday June 22 on the farm of Vernon and Elaine Rosckes of Watertown.

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Couple wants to share blessings of farm life

Couple wants to share blessings of farm life

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rural Life Sunday

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