Today, is April 4th, the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and technology.
Who was St. Isidore?
St. Isidore was deeply committed to the preservation of the Church’s past and wanted to prevent the dissemination of any teachings that were inconsistent with its history. Because of this, St Isidore compiled a vast encyclopedia of knowledge, known as the “Etymologiae”, which has been compared to the structure of a database.
Before you log into the Web Terminal or send out an email, think of St. Isidore and the path he paved to the technologies we have today. If you are a Ministry Leader, you may have the following reasons to be extra thankful for this patron saint:
- Not having to call each of your volunteers about their schedule. Whew! What would once take hours, now takes a few minutes with the simple click of a button
- The ability to access shared documents online. You never have to worry about misplacing an important paper or having disorganized drawers of files– think of all the trees you are saving
- Requesting subs on behalf of volunteers and eliminating no shows. Long gone are the days of panic, searching the pews for scheduled volunteers. Keep everyone on the same page with a Web Terminal that updates with each and every change.