(Saint) (May 10) (12th century) Born in Madrid of poor parents, Saint Isidore passed his life as a labourer, marrying a wife as fervently pious as he himself was. He died May 15, A.D. 1170, at the age of sixty; and his body remaining incorrupt was fresh evidence of his sanctity. Of him it was said: “In life his hand was ever on the plough; his heart ever blessed with the thought of God.” Pope Gregory XV canonised him A.D. 1622. He is the Patron Saint of the city of Madrid.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Isidore the Labourer”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2013. Web. 2 April 2015. <>