“People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time.” – Dorothy Day
In the spirit of Catholic Worker cofounder Peter Maurin’s “agronomic university” philosophy, we have purchased a 20 acre mini-farm in Mesa, Idaho. God has provided us with a contemplative setting for Saint Isidore Catholic Worker Farm. We have views of the surrounding mountains and high desert vitas with many shades of green and gold interspersed with farm land and wildlife such as deer, turkey, fox and many species of birds.
We envision a farm environment with structured living that combines solitude with community, farm work with creativity and prayer with process. It is our desire to make St Isidore Farm a place of hospitality for all who need a place apart.
We have made some progress towards our farm vision. We have a small guest house and a farmhouse to accommodate our guests. We have acquired some farm animals. We have a glass art shop.
We are currently taking reservations for visitors.