Happy Feast of St. Phocas the Gardener!
St. Phocas was a farmer in what is now modern day Turkey, and he freely gave his extra crops to feed the poor. St. Phocas is the patron saint of farmers and sailors. St. Phocas was martyr who showed grace, mercy, and faith to his Roman captors who made him dig his grave before he was beheaded.
St. Phocas, Pray for Us, and especially the poor, our farmers, and the people of Turkey!
St. Phocas the Gardener (CatholicSaints.info)
Laudato Si and Agricultural Stewardship (NC Register)