|Saint Isidore the Laborer
- 12th Century
St. Isidore was a plowman born in Madrid. His cult became widely diffused in Latin America, where the story is widely told of his leaving his plow when he heard the bells for Mass: when he returned, he found that his plowing work had been done for him by an angel.
Feast day: May 10
At left, a cuadro of St. Isidore from a private collection.
Sculptural representations of St. Isidore (San Isidro Labrador) in villages in Oaxaca, Mexico: