Mercy for Farmers & Praying for Food for the Poor

Mercy for Farmers & Praying for Food for the Poor

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. …

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