May 15 – Saint Isadore the Farmer: Patron Saint of Farm Workers

Saint Isadore the Farmer, Patron of Farm Workers (Feast Date: May 15)

Extract from Isidore the Farmer “Pious farmer. 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. 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 incorruptible.” See PICTURES of Saint Isadore the Farmer. See also: Isidore the Laborer (Multilingual), St. Isadore the Farmer (EN),  St. Isidore the Farmer 1070-1130 (EN), St. Isidore the Labourer (EN)San Isidro labrador (SP), Sant’ Isidoro l’agricoltore Laico (IT), VIDEOS: Saint Isidore The Farmer (EN), Sant’ Isidoro l’ agricoltore (IT).

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Isadore the Farmer on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes: 

Destruction of Crops by Rain in Burundi (2010) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 8 – November 21, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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