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TCM Events: Farm Retreats for TCM Readers

This article is an invitation to St. Joseph’s Farm, especially for men who have completed Exodus90 and want to take a “next step” in their fraternity.  Spots are open for November 17-19 for the men’s weekend, and November 10-12 for the father/son weekend. Fall is particularly beautiful in Western, NC, so don’t wait to sign up.  My w...

10 02 2017

Is There a Catholic Back-to-the-Land Movement?

There are many Church-y “efforts” these days.  People see the devastation of this post-whatever era we are in and want to work to recover some sanity, or sanctity, or both.  Even if the results are mixed, there’s a simple and sincere desire to bring the wildly broad love of God to people starving for it. “We all know the way we’ve been ...

09 04 2017

How Consumerism Emasculates Men and How to Stop It

Wendell Berry’s novel Hannah Coulter watches the breakdown of an agrarian culture through the novel’s namesake.  Hannah Coulter knows waves of life take us where we weren’t expecting, yet she knows too that as man drifts from life sustained on the land to life sustained by specialization and mechanization he drifts away from something he nee...

08 07 2017

A Place on Earth: The Desire for Land and Its Limits

Land has a central place in the Bible. We spring from it and are placed within it deliberately by God: Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed (G...

05 16 2017

This Is Your Invitation To Retreat On The Farm

This article is an invitation to St. Joseph’s Farm.  For now, this event is limited to Exodus 90 men, preferably groups of brothers that went through Exodus together.  Spots are open for Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29.  The cost is $280 and includes lodging and food alongside The Green River in Western, NC.   My wife and I began our littl...

05 09 2017

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