Laborers / Isidore the Farmer, 1070–1130,
Feast Day: May 15
A field hand who spent his entire life working on the same farm outside of Madrid, Isidore and his wife were simple and devout people. When their young son died, they attributed it to God’s will that they have no children, and lived chastely thereafter. They spent so much time praying that their employer suspected them of shirking their duties. When he paid them a surprise visit, he found angels plowing the fields while Isidore prayed.
Other patronages: Madrid; livestock; rural communities; farmers, ranch hands; death of children;
Invoked: for rain