Suspicions about a farm worker
The boss remained suspicious, so he put him under surveillance.
Sure enough, he saw Isidro going to Mass.
And later, when he looked into the field assigned to Isidro, he saw him working diligently.
But that was not all: the boss saw a second team plowing in Isidro’s field and they glowed with a heavenly light.
Both Isidro and his wife Maria would become well known for their sanctity and charity.
Isidro died on this very day in 1130 and would be canonized nearly 500 years later. His wife died a few years after him and is also venerated as a saint.
The memory of Saint Isidore the farmer (also known as Isidore the laborer and Isidore of Madrid) is celebrated on this day.
(from an earlier post)