St Isidore of Seville


St Isidore of Seville was born around the year 560AD in Cartagena, Spain. He has three other siblings who are also saints (Ss Leander, Fulgentius, and Florentina). Isidore was an amazingly learned man who was also known as “The Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages” because the encyclopedia he wrote was used as a textbook for nine centuries. He was the Archbishop of Seville and in that time, he required seminaries to be built in every diocese, wrote a Rule for religious orders and founded schools that taught every branch of learning.  St Isidore of Seville died on the 4 April, 636 and declared Doctor of the Church in 1722. He is the patron saint of computer users and the internet.


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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.

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