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Saint Isidore

Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 636) is the patron saint of computer technicians and Internet users. He was the Archbishop of Seville for more than three decades. A great scholar, he was the first Christian writer to compile a summa, or encyclopedia, of universal knowledge. It was cross-indexed, so it could be considered one of the first relational databases.

This prayer invoking St. Isidore is from Catholic Online:

Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image and bade us to seek
after all that is good,
true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy
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