We are surrounded by the “glories” of man in cities and media, but at SJF you will be renewed by the silence, organic order, and peace of God’s glory found in nature. You’ll also get your hands dirty.
Did you miss out on granddad’s skills? Recovering traditional skills is not for nostalgia, but because they help form the character of a man and are rich in meaning. These skills can grow into craft or homesteading, or just offer a lens through which to examine and re-order your own work.
SJF events are taught and hosted by men in the trenches of living virtuously for the sake of God and their family – solid men with solid principles. SJF events aren’t at curated conference centers, but the real homes and farms of real men.
No “trust falls” or other forced experiences here. Plan on growing in brotherhood, wisdom, and maturity through normal and gritty things like work, prayer, and resr (true leisure). Organic growth through experience is better than manufactured sentimentalism.
Programs at SJF provide the principles and mentoring needed to live the Catholic faith radically in any setting, not just a farm. The experience “lives on” in those that visit long after they leave the farm.
Spaces are usually limited to 15-20 participants. Sign up to receive updates about SFJ in general, notices of upcoming programs, or to inquiry about bringing a group.