Isidore the Farmer

May 15

Isidore was a farm worker who was born in Madrid, Spain. His whole life was spent working on the farm of the same wealthy landowner. He and his wife Maria had one child, who died in childbirth. (Isidore's wife also became a saint.) They suffered the hardships of poverty, but were always generous to those who had less then themselves. Isidore was faithful in attending to worship and prayer daily.

 

His witness to us is in the ordinariness of his life, a faithful life used by God to its fullest.

 

If Isidore had taken the spiritual type test he probably would have been a Lover. St. Isidore's feast day is May 15.

 

Image is 18th centure, anonymous.

Today's Reflection

Isidore the Farmer