Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Saint of the Day – 15 May – Saint Isidore the Farmer

The Memorial of Saint Isidore the Farmer

Saint Isidore the Farmer is the Patron Saint of

• Against the death of children
• Agricultural workers, farm workers, farmers, field hands, husbandmen, ranchers
• Day laborers
• For rain
• Livestock
• Rural communities
• United States National Rural Life Conference
• World Youth Day 2011
• Diocese of Digos, Philippines
• Diocese of Malaybalay, Philippines
• 24 cities

Saint Isidore the Farmer Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMarried People who became Saints

Saint Isidore the Farmer brief life History

Date of Birth 1070 AD
Country of Birth Spain in Europe
Profession Spanish farm-worker known for his piety toward the poor and animals
Place of Work Spain
Date of Death May 15, 1130 (aged 59)
Place of Death Madrid, Kingdom of Castile
Feast Day 15 May
Beatification By Pope Paul V on May 2, 1619 in Rome
Canonization By Pope Gregory XV on March 12, 1622 in Rome
Patron Saint of • Against the death of children
• Agricultural workers, farm workers, farmers, field hands, husbandmen, ranchers
• Day laborers
• For rain
• Livestock
• Rural communities
• United States National Rural Life Conference
• World Youth Day 2011
• Diocese of Digos, Philippines
• Diocese of Malaybalay, Philippines
• 24 cities

Saint Isidore the Farmer Short life History

Saint Isidore the Farmer is also known as
• Isadore the Farmer
• Isidore Bonden
• Isidore of Madrid
• Isidore the Laborer
• Isidore the Worker
• Isidro Labrador

His real name was Isidro de Merlo y Quintana

• He was a pious farmer.
• He was married to Saint Mary de la Cabeza.
• Their son died young; they became convinced it was the will of God that they not have children, and they lived together chastely the rest of their lives, doing good works.
• He was accused by fellow workers of shirking his duties by attending Mass each day, taking time out for prayers, etc. Isidore claimed he had no choice but to follow the highest Master.
• One tale says that when his master came in the morning to chastise him for skipping work for church, he found angels plowing the fields in place of Isidore.
• Miracles and cures reported at his grave, in which his body remains incorrupt.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Isidore is often portrayed as a peasant holding a sickle and a sheaf of corn. He might also be shown with a sickle and staff; as an angel plows for him; or with an angel and white oxen near him

Saint Isidore the Farmer
Saint Isidore the Farmer