Patron Saint Retablo Plaque - San Isidro the Laborer | Patron Saint of Agriculture, Gardeners, Farmers

Patron Saint Retablo Plaque - San Isidro

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About the 'San Isidro' Retablo Plaque

Long a popular folk art form in colonial Spanish and Mexican culture, retablos are devotional paintings depicting divine icons and symbols, particularly Catholic patron saints. Chosen as representations and guardians of particular occupations and life situations, patron saints are often turned to in times of need or to express gratitude for a blessing. Displayed in homes to honor the saint or given as gifts of fortune and inspiration, retablos reflect a beloved historical tradition and cultural artistry.

Made by hand in New Mexico, this retablo plaque honors San Isidro. An original design by the artist, her art print is decoupaged upon handcarved pine wood in traditional form. The reverse side includes a hole for hanging and a story of the saint's life.

San Isidro (Saint Isidore the Laborer) was a pious farmworker who, with his wife Maria, had one son who died in his youth. Following the tragedy, the couple became chaste so that they might give full attention to doing good works. Isidro shared all he had with both men and animals in need. One winter, after he fed a flock of starving birds, his bags of corn were miraculously refilled. It is said that angels plowed his fields with white oxen while Isidro prayed. Credited with many miracles, San Isidro is recognized as the patron saint of farmers, gardeners, land deals, and agriculture and celebrated in many countries with feasts and field blessings.

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Plaque size :        3.5" wide x 8.5" tall x 0.75" thick  
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