Sunday, April 4, 2021
April 4 is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville: a bishop and a scholar who wrote a huge encyclopedia. This collection was used as a textbook for nine centuries. He also invented the period, comma, and colon!
He lived during the late sixth and early seventh century, when there was a lot of division in Spain. He helped reunite the country. St. Isidore promoted the need to have well educated clergy. He was also known for his charity.
St. Isidore of Seville is the patron saint of the internet, computer users, computer technicians, programmers, and students.