God bless the work of farmers! by Fr. Bernard Holzer, aa

God bless the work of farmers! by Fr. Bernard Holzer, aa
This time of trial and quarantine remind us of the primordial importance of the work of farmers or peasants: they feed us. They take care of the land and preserve our resources.
Saint Isidore the farmer, their patron, is so popular in the Philippines. He reminds us of the importance of working in the land while praying and helping the poor. In his home, there was always a pot of stew on the fireplace for the hungry.
He encourages us to become saints whatever is our condition in life - Saint Isidore was married to Maria Torribia, they had a boy. Glory to God for his example and for the work of the farmers!
“All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” – Pope Francis, “Laudato Si”, no.14)
Prayer: Loving God, through the intercession of St. Isidore, the farmer, grant that we may overcome all feelings of pride and be generous. Bless all farmers and peasants, and bless their labors so that they may nourish and sustain your people and reap the rewards of work well done, here on earth and in heaven. Amen.


Our Assumptionist communities are praying for you.
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