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Saint of the Day May 15: St. Isidore the Farmer

May 15th, 2017 Posted in Catechetical Corner Tags:

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Saint Isidore the Farmer

Feast Day: May 15

A humble peasant born near Madrid, Spain, Isidore married and worked the same fields all his life. The couple was said to have lived celibately after their young son died. Always devout, Isidore visited church on his way t work, prayed while ploughing and made local pilgrimages. Legends associate him with miraculous feedings of birds and a crowd of poor men. He was canonized in the august company of Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila and Philip Neri.

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