St. Isidore of Seville

Saint Isidore of Seville was born circa 560 in Cartagena, Spain. Coming from a family that had converted the Visigoths, it is no surprise that Isidore, along with his three siblings, is recognized as a saint. Around the year 600, when his older brother Leander died, Isidore succeeded him as the See of Seville. Isidore used his power to reform education throughout the area. His most notable influence was the creation of the Etymologiae, an encyclopedia that would be used for some 900 years. Saint Isidore is considered a patron saint of the Internet. His feast day is celebrated on April 4.

If alive today, Saint Isidore might be working for Wikipedia or Google.

Questions for Reflection:

  • How can you promote education for everyone?
  • What can you do to spread religious education?