15B San Isidro - Farmers & Gardeners
Patron Saint for Farmers, Gardeners, Farm Workers and Ranchers.
He labored all his life as a farm worker outside of Madrid, Spain. Both he and his wife were very devout. After the birth and death of their only child, they served God in perfect continence. One day the farm owner went to check if Isidro was working and found him under a tree praying while an angel plowed the field. One winter, when food was scarce, Isidro came across some starving birds and fed them most of the corn he was carrying to the mill. Miraculously, when he reached the mill, the sack was full and rendered twice as much as usual. He was known to be extremely generous to those less fortunate, often having very little left for himself. His Feast day is April 4th.
"Holy San Isidro, bless my land. Let the rain and the sun shine, and all good things of the earth feed my crops so they may be bountiful and good."