Who is St. Isidore?

St. Isidore of Seville

St. Isidore of Seville

Not to be confused with St. Isidore the Farmer, St. Isidore of Seville (560-636) was Archbishop of Seville, Spain for over thirty years. During his time as Archbishop, he founded a number of seminaries, requiring them in all of the local dioceses. A prolific writer, he authored a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a history of the world. He was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1722. In more recent years, he has been identified as the Patron Saint of the Internet because of the breadth of his knowledge and for writing one of the first encyclopedias – a work not too much unlike the internet.

St. Isidore was chosen as the Patron of this blog because of his patronage of the internet – but also because of the breadth of his interests, which mirrors that of the author.

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