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Welcome to the Catholic Rural Life Store! We feature a variety of resources to help you learn more about issues around our Catholic faith, agriculture/sustainable food, and stewardship of creation in rural America.

  • Catholic Rural Life Magazines
    Official publication of Catholic Rural Life printed four times per year. A complimentary magazine subscription is included with your membership or donation to CRL.
     
  • Donate/Membership
    Like many small non-profits, Catholic Rural Life is only as strong as its members. We rely on the generosity and support of people like you as we strive to revitalize the American countryside. Additionally, when you donate or renew your membership you will receive a complimentary one year subscription to our Catholic Rural Life magazine, which educates and inspires with winsome stories of life in rural America. 
     
  • "Cooking For Christ" Cookbook
    The new edition of the classic CRL cookbook is now available! This new 180 page edition preserves all the original stories and recipes, and includes new stories and submissions from CRL friends and members across the country. Faithful to the liturgical year, this cookbook celebrates food, family and faith. 
     
  • CRL Rural Life Prayer Book
    This small hand-held prayer book was first published by CRL in 1956. It includes classic prayers of the Church as well as blessings and prayers unique to the rural family.
     
  • The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism
    The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism, written by Dr. Christopher Thompson, CRL board member and professor at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, seeks to revive the Church's practice of integral ecology and encourages a deeper awareness of the presence of God.
     
  • Faith Food and the Environment
    FAITH, FOOD & the ENVIRONMENT is a project devoted to the vocation of farming and for those who show leadership in producing nutritious foods along with crucial necessities of fiber, feedstocks and renewable fuels. Through this project we express our gratitude to the farmers, ranchers and food producers: yours is a blessed way of life that provides for the well-being of others while caring for the land and its many resources.
     
  • Study and Reference Guides
    We feature our food security study guide as well as a USCCB publication on food/agriculture.
     
  • Isidore/Maria Prayer Cards/Print
    These beautiful cards and prints are reproductions of the four color catalan retablo of the saints.
     
  • Ethics of Eating Cards / Ética de Comer Tarjetas
    Our popular "holy cards" on eating as a moral act express the connections between how food is produced and how it impacts individuals, communities and creation. The seven cards are useful as a set or individually for educational activities and critical reflection. Available in English and Spanish.
     
  • Rural Life Celebration Guide
    The purpose of a Rural Life Celebration is to affirm, edify, bless and celebrate those in rural communities. The handbook offers practical ideas and information. You are encouraged to develop a rural life celebration in the manner that best suits your situation. This resource was written with the intention that it would be used within a Catholic diocese or parish, but it could be adapted for use in any ecumenical setting.