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Born in Cartagena, Spain.  His parents, Severinus and Theodora, were known for their virtue.  Sts. Leander and Fulgentius were his brothers and they were Bishops.  His sister, Florentina is also numbered among the saints.  As a youth, he consecrated himself to the service of the Church.  By his virtue and learning he prepared himself for his sacred ministry.  When his brother St. Lwander died he succeeded him to the See of Seville.  There, he assisted in the conversion of the Visigoths.  He served on several Councils where he assisted in disciplining the Spanish church and the church of Seville.  He was highly esteemed for his merits and held many high positions.  He wrote many works and the earliest encyclopedias on record.  He governed his church for about 37 years.  When he perceived his death fast approaching, he made proper preparation and went home and died in 636.

FEAST DAY- April 4

PATRON OF-  Computer and the internet

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