History, Prayer, and Phrases of Saint Isidore of Seville

Today, April 4, the Catholic Liturgy celebrates the memory of St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

Newsroom (04/04/2022 15:35, Gaudium Press) Saint Isidore was born in the year 560 in Seville. From a Christian family, he was educated in the principles of Catholicism from an early age and began his studies of religion while he was still young. Besides Latin, he learned Greek and Hebrew.

Without giving up his studies, which accompanied him all his life, he became Archbishop of Seville. His works on Culture, Philosophy and Theology are considered the most valuable of the seventh century, resembling a true encyclopedia, having commented on the Bible, Philosophy, History, Law and Languages.

He died on April 4, 636, after serving for more than thirty-two years as Archbishop of Seville. He was canonized in 1598 by Pope Clement VIII and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1722 by Pope Innocent XIII. He is considered one of the patron saints of the Internet.

Phrases by Saint Isidore of Seville

01 – “When we pray, we speak with God. When we read the Holy Scripture, God speaks to us”.

02 – “Seek the gathering of the good, join the Saints.”

03 – “Overcome aggression with gentleness, and malice with goodness”.

04 – “The soul is the life of the body and God the life of the soul. Just as the body without soul is dead, dead is our soul without God.”

05 – “The servant of God, in imitation of Christ, dedicate himself to contemplation without denying himself the active life.”

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06 – “You will nourish yourself with their infamy if you join with the unworthy”.

07 – “Most men will give no value to the blood of Christ and will continue to offend him.”

08 – “Indeed, just as one must love God with contemplation, one must also love his neighbor with action.”

09 – “In all your actions, in all your works and in your conversation, imitate the good, emulate the saints.”

10 – “The Savior Jesus offered us the example of the active life when, during the day, he dedicated himself to offer signs and miracles in the city, but he showed the contemplative life when he withdrew on the mountain and stayed there overnight dedicating himself to prayer.”

Prayer of Saint Isidore of Seville

Almighty and eternal God, who molded us in your image and commanded us to seek all that is good, true, and beautiful, especially in the Divine Person of your Only Begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant us, we beseech you, that through the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor, in our travels through the Internet, we may move our hands and eyes to the things that please you, and welcome with charity and patience all those we meet. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. (EPC)

Compiled by Teresa Joseph


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