Posts tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Historic Meeting of World Leaders

What do you give as a housewarming gift to the Pope who has everything? President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Vatican today, giving Pope Francis a gift of fruit and vegetable seeds from the White House garden. The seeds were presented in a chest made from reclaimed wood from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Baltimore.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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Celebrate St. Isidore – Patron Saint of Technology!

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Did you say a prayer before logging onto your computer this morning?  Today, April 4th, is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the internet and technology! Although there weren’t too many computers in the time of St. Isidore (the 600s), his vast encyclopedia of knowledge, known as the Etymologiae, has a “structure similar to that of a database.” Accordingly, in 1997, Pope John Paul II gave St. Isidore the distinction to help guide Catholics in their internet and computer use. Continue reading ‘Celebrate St. Isidore – Patron Saint of Technology!’ »