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TCC Radio: Nuns on the Ranch Give a Heavenly Twist to Beef

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Sr. Elizabeth Feeds Yoda

You might be familiar with breweries run by monks, but not everyone knows that many abbeys and convents also have roots in ranching and agriculture, combining farm work with prayer. More from NPR after the jump:

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1.5
TCC Reads: The Rural Life Prayerbook

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urban-garden-chickens

We bought a beehive last fall and we are awaiting the spring delivery of the Italian bees we ordered a couple of weeks ago. Imagine my delight when I received a copy of the Rural Life Prayerbook, which was published by The National Catholic Rural Life Conference in 1956 and has been re-issued this year. Read the rest of our review after the jump:

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6.9
Misc: Baptism, Drought, Water and Heat

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Texas drought

TCC’s own Melissa Musick writes for Celebration about the drought in her home state of Texas and the importance of water in the Catholic Church, “I wonder how our corruption of the earth, how our refusal to obey nature’s laws is being worked out in this time, in this place, on this land.” Read it and see pictures after the jump:

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