St. Isidore of Seville
Feast Day: April 4
St. Isidore of Seville was 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!
This is probably why he is associated with the internet. His encyclopedia was the wikipedia of the ancient world!
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.
Here are some more resources related to this saint of the internet.
This prayer asks for the intercession of St. Isidore. Pray it before using the internet to ask for strength to use the internet wisely and for protection from evil.
In his World Day of Social Communications message in 2019, Pope Francis reminds us that the internet can be used to unite or divide. We must use it responsibly.