Born in Madrid, he watered with his sweat the fields that surround the capital of Spain, and its temples with tears of ardent devotion. Despite his poverty, he wonderfully exercised charity with those in need. Married to Blessed María de la Cabeza, he had a son, and later they both lived in perfect continence. He died in the year 1170. He is the Patron of Madrid, and an exemplary lawyer for all those who, by tilling the land, want to reap happiness in heaven. He was canonized along with Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Teresa of Jesus and Saint Philip Neri, on March 12, 1622.

V/. St. Isidore the Laborer
R/. Pray for us.