The mission of Holy Family Farm is to help young men discover who they are in the person of Jesus Christ. Our program of prayer, manual work and learning forms young men in the Christian life, and develops a deep awareness and confidence in their God-given identity and purpose.
Formation is the action of the Holy Spirit shaping the mind, heart and soul for Christian life. Our farm-based formation program ("Farmation") is inspired by the Holy Family of Nazareth and grounded in centuries of proven Franciscan experience. Men are formed through the beauty of God's creation - the soil and pastures, animals and wood, air and water, compost and vegetables, communities and families, and the rhythms of sacred life. Through daily prayer, manual labor and learning alongside experienced mentors, men will come to know Jesus Christ and manfully embrace their God-given vocation.
Formation on Holy Family Farm is the perfect opportunity a young man needs but cannot get from modern society. Here, he will come to know the great gift of nature, a job well done and authentic living. Men will learn timeless truths from Scripture and the great books, as well as practical skills from raising plants and livestock. Far more important than our organic tomatoes or grass-fed beef, Holy Family Farm aspires to produce virtuous men that go on to shine the light of Christ into a world so desperate for strong husbands, fathers, clergy and religious.