Thursday, July 18, 2013

When divine help is needed

Saint Isidore of Seville

We have all had those times when what you thought was a quick fix has turned out not to be, you have managed to corrupt a database, the quick software upgrade is entering its 24th hour, the back up of your file cannot be restored, or some other disaster. In those late dark hours don't you feel that you might be in need of some divine help.

You are in luck! In 1997 Pope John Paul II decided that computers, computer users, computer programmers, students studying computers, and the internet in general needed a patron saint to guide Catholics. He chose Saint Isidore of Seville (circa 560- April 4, 636), known in Spanish as San Isidoro de Sevilla, who served as Archbishop of Seville for 30 years and is regarded by many as the "last scholar of the ancient world".

You can learn more about him here.


Do other religions have saints, gods, holy men, spirits, prayers, etc. to help guide us with the use of computers?

If you know of any please submit a comment to this post, below, about it.

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