Skip to comments.May 15: Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer and his wife, St. Maria de la Cabeza
Posted on 05/14/2013 6:08:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
There are very few husband-and-wife pairs of canonized saints. Let's see: Mary & Joseph. Joachim & Anna. Isidore & Maria. Hmm. Hmm.
Anybody know any others? I'd like to make a list!
St. Zachary and St. Elizabeth (parents of John the Baptist)
Julian and Basilissa;
Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia;
Timothy, the lector and Maura;
Elizabeth and Ludwig of Hungary;
Marie-Zelie Guerin Martin and Louis Martin, parents of Therese of Lisieux, are Blesseds.
As you can see, my screen name is St. Isidore. My grandfather had a farm, so on summer vacations in Missouri I put in some farm time doing chores.
When it came time to pick a saint’s name for Confirmation, all the guys were going the Francis, Anthony, etc. route. I came on St. Isidore the farmer. Hey, the angels did his work when he went to church. I thought, “Yeah, baby, this is MY guy. Get the angels to do the heavy lifting for me!! Whoo hoo!”
My parents were not pleased with this choice because they didn’t know who he was, and I certainly DID NOT tell them the reason for my choice. But it was quite appropriate for a kick-back southern California dude who occasionally threw hay bales in a barn loft in 90 degree Missouri heat and 110 percent humidity! Calgon, take me away! St. Isidore, pray for us.
This is not the St. Isadore who is the patron saint of the internet?
My senior mother came from a farm up in northern Maine. No wonder I have like her been an early bird.
I don't know why!!
Isidore? No, Isinotidore; Isiwindows.
Seriously, I looked it up:
St. Isadore created a hardcopy search engine: a 20-volume encyclopedia “of all human knowledge.” For a thousand years, it was considered the ultimate research tool.
No, That St. Isidore is a Doctor of the Church.
Oh yes, how could I forget Zachary and Elizabeth!! Very dear souls. And it’s one of the really great stories in Luke. I’m looking forward to meeting these people someday.
Great! Thank you so much, dangus. I am adding them to my list (and looking them up on Google.)
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