29 January 2023

Learn About the Life of Saint Isidore of Seville: Patron Saint of the Internet, Computer Users, and Students

As a blogger (and perennial student!) I love this St Isidore, but as an old Kansas farmboy, I also love St Isidore the Farmer, Patron of farmers (Feast Day, 15 May).

From Catholic365 

Saint Isidore of Seville is one of the most famous and beloved saints of the Catholic Church. He is the patron saint of the Internet, computer users, and students. He was born on April 4th, 560 in Seville, Spain, and died on April 4th, 636.

Saint Isidore was a great scholar and theologian, and his most famous work was his book, Etymologies, which served as an encyclopedia of knowledge in the Middle Ages. He was named the Bishop of Seville in 600, and was known for his great preaching and works of charity. He was canonized by Pope Clement VIII in 1598, and his feast day is celebrated on April 4th.

One of the most interesting facts about Saint Isidore is that he was the first Christian writer to use the term “The Trinity” to describe the relationship among God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. He was also an advocate for religious unity, and worked to reconcile differences between the Arian and Catholic churches. Saint Isidore is also credited with creating the first known map of the world, which was based on the writings of Ptolemy. He was also a great lover of music, and wrote a number of hymns, including “Canticle of the Sun” and “Canticle of the Creatures.”

Little known trivia about Saint Isidore include that he was the first saint to be depicted with a halo in a painting, and that he is the patron saint of the city of Madrid, Spain. He is also the patron saint of farmers, and is often invoked for protection against drought, locusts and earthquakes.

Saint Isidore is a beloved saint who is remembered for his great works of charity, scholarship and religious unity. He is a great example of how Christians can work together to bring harmony and peace to the world.

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