Did you know?
St. Isidore of Seville is the patron saint of the internet! He was chosen for this honor by Pope John Paul II because he wrote a 20-volume encyclopedia of world knowledge in the early 600s, called Etymologia. The word “etymology”, meaning ‘the study of origins’, was coined by the noble saint. St. Isidore was a bishop of Seville, where he devoted himself to just and noble causes such as reforming the clergy, fostering monastic life, educating the faithful, converting barbarian kings, and extirpating heresies. Sounds like an exciting job! Isidore’s brother, Leander, and his sister, Florentina, are also saints!