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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular, he is the patron of Madrid, Spain, and of the United States National Rural Life Conference.
When he was barely old enough to wield a hoe, Isidore entered the service of John de Vergas, a wealthy landowner from Madrid, and worked faithfully on his estate outside the city for the rest of his life. He married a young woman as simple and upright as himself who also became a saint—Maria de la Cabeza. They had one son, who died as a child.
Isidore had deep religious instincts. He rose early in the morning to go to church and spent many a holiday devoutly visiting the churches of Madrid and surrounding areas. All day long, as he walked behind the plow, he communed with God. His devotion, one might say, became a problem, for his fellow workers sometimes complained that he often showed up late because of lingering in church too long.
He was known for his love of the poor, and there are accounts of Isidore’s supplying them miraculously with food. He had a great concern for the proper treatment of animals.
𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵, 𝘖 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘐𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘴, 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.