4 April: St. Isidore of Seville

Be sure to check out the page with translations into many languages!


While he is not the official Patron of the Internet, some think he ought to be. As a result, years ago I was asked to write a prayer to be used using the internet.  It has become widely diffused in many languages, but I wrote it in Latin.

When we made the switch to a different server, the change in code completely blew away the texts on my Internet prayer page!  Another gift of migration.   I think have corrected most of the languages.

Here is the Latin and the English.

Orátio ante colligatiónem in interréte:

Omní­potens aetérne Deus, qui secúndum imáginem Tuam nos plasmásti et ómnia bona, vera, et pulchra, praesértim in diví­na persóna Unigéniti Fí­lii Tui Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, quaérere iussí­sti, praesta, quaésumus, ut, per intercessiónem Sancti Isidóri, Epí­scopi et Doctóris, in peregrinatiónibus per interréte, et manus oculósque ad quae Tibi sunt placita intendámus et omnes quos convení­mus cum caritáte ac patiéntia accipiámus. Per Christum Dóminum nostrum. Amen.


A prayer before logging onto the internet:
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thine image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

I am looking for versions in other languages.   Check those I have already.  If you can come up with one, kindly e-mail it to me.

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