Saint Isidore the Laborer
Confessor, born near Madrid, Spain, 1070; died there, 1130.
He was a laborer, employed on a farm outside the city.
His wife was Saint Maria Torribia.
Isidore was favored with celestial visions, assisted in his work by angels, and is said to have restored to life the deceased daughter of his master.
Many miracles followed after his death.
Patron of peasants and day-laborers, also of Madrid, Leon, Saragossa, and Seville.
Emblems: a spade and sheaf.
Relics in the church of Saint Andrew, Madrid.
Feast, 15 May.
New Catholic Dictionary