May 15th - St. Isadore the Farmer
Saint Isadore the Farmer was a very religious man. Every morning he went to church and visited many others throughout the day. All day long, as he walked behind the plow, he communed with God. He married a young woman who also became a saint-Maria de la Cabeza. They had one son, who died as a child. He was known for his love of the poor, and there are accounts of Isadore’s supplying them miraculously with food. He had a great concern for the proper treatment of animals. He died on May 15, 1130 and was declared a saint in 1622 along with four others. Together, the group is known in Spain as “the five saints.” Saint Isidore is the patron saint of farmers.
Oh Lord, grant that through the intercession or Blessed Isidore, we may follow his example of patience and humility. Help us walk faithfully in his footsteps that in the evening of life we may be able to present to You an abundant harvest of merit and good works. Amen
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