Tag Archives: Christopher Clavius

15 Oct: St. Teresa, calendars and fascinating fountains! (A note to NAC seminarians and Rome denizens.)

Speaking of saints days and calendars (I posted about that a few hours ago… Here is something for NAC seminarians, especially, as you walk from the heights to the Centro.  There is something interesting to see just off your usual … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Great Time Warp

Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila. There is an interesting story about the Teresa and our present, modern Julio-Gregorian calendar. In 1582, the ancient Julian calendar (organized by, yes, Julius Caesar and still observed by many Orthodox … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: a stamp … yes… a stamp

Some of you long-time readers know that I sometimes write about things astronomical and that I have mentioned the fascinating Jesuit mathematician Christopher Clavius (+1612), who worked out the reform of the calendar for Pope Gregory XIII. For your Just Too … Continue reading

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