St. Isadore, Patron Saint of Shorts

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Two days late observing the feast of St. Isadore, patron saint of farmers, but I love this painting so much I had to share it anyway. I thought at first that he'd worn holes in his knees from his hard work, but upon closer inspection, I think he's wearing shorts and boots. Plus, according to this write-up, the saint wasn't that great a farmer: too busy praying and going to Mass to have worn his clothes out. Though, thinking again, perhaps it was all that kneeling.

However that might be, here's something delightful. In the Philippines, they do a water buffalo parade where the buffalo kneel to St. Isadore on his feast day, as a sign of gratitude for a bountiful harvest.