Thursday, May 15, 2014

Content with grace...

The fear of the LORD leads to life:
Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. - Prov 19:23 
"Realize above all that you are in God's presence.
Empty yourself completely and sit waiting,
content with the grace of God,
like a chick that tastes nothing and eats nothing
except what its mother gives it."
St. Romuald
Founder Camaldolese Order
St Isidore the Farmer
Spain ~ 1070-1130
Patron of farmers
FEAST DAY - May 15
His wife is also a canonized Saint -
St Maria (Torribia) de la Cabeza
Isidore attended Holy Mass every morning which caused him to come to work late. Late, though he was, his plowing was nevertheless accomplished by angels that resulted in three times more productivity. His co-workers and his boss witnessed such miraculous events and showed him great respect. He often spent holidays on pilgrimage to local shrines. 

He died May 15, 1130, and was declared a saint in 1622 with Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila and Philip Neri. Together, the group is known in Spain as “the five saints.”

St Isidore, pray for us!


  1. In India, for monsoon to begin on time, prayer for rains through the intercession of St. Isidore, the farmer will begin from today. :)

  2. St Isidore, pray for India - and Ruth too!