Saint Isidore was an ordinary man, husband, and father, who lived a humble and simple life working the fields for a landowner. His extraordinary faith, by which he always sought first the Kingdom of God, sets for us an excellent example of achieving extraordinary sanctity in the ordinary grind of daily work.

Saint Isidore, you were born into poverty and worked by the sweat of your brow throughout your life. All that you did, you did to give God glory. Even small tasks were sanctified in your life. Please pray for us, that we will find dignity and holiness by doing the most mundane chores and labors of our life with love. May we always seek first God’s Kingdom, making His will the center of our lives. (My Catholic Life)