Every year hundreds of people join together for a novena to St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and the organization Catholic Rural Life. Given the essential nature of farmers, farmworkers, and all who are involved in food production and distribution, especially during a global pandemic, CRL is hosting the novena virtually this year. The novena will begin on Thursday, May 7, and conclude on Friday, May 15, the Feast of St. Isidore, with virtual Mass on a farm in Texas. Each day a bishop from the CRL board of directors will lead the novena, lifting up all the intentions of rural communities throughout the country. For more information and to see the schedule go to: CatholicRuralLife.org/VirtualNovena/