Sunday, August 27, 2023

Numeric Symbolism in Genesis 5 Patriarchs?

Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere: Ussher III · Φιλολoγικά / Philologica: Numeric Symbolism in Genesis 5 Patriarchs? · HGL'S F.B. WRITINGS: Number Symbolism in Genesis 5? · Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere: Ages or Names Symbolic?

In responding to T Michael Lutas, I make the observations, it's up to him to do a search for any possible symbolism in Genesis 5 ages.

Also, that modern numerology (going far beyond simple gematria) is a thing Jews developed well after splitting from Christianity, not a tradition that as it stands could be taken as a possible inspiration for Genesis 5. I decided to take a go anyway, just out of curiosity.

I make a search on duckduckgo with the key words "symbolism in Adam dying at 930 years" and I find exactly one hit, which is not Jewish, but which is made by one James or Jim Stump for BioLogos, who is on the search for excuses against taking Genesis 5 literally:

Long Life Spans in Genesis: Literal or Symbolic?
By Jim Stump on October 05, 2017

The supposed symbolic value is, you add up multiples of 60 years multiples of 7 years, and to make it work, you also use multiples of five years, since five years = 60 months. There are 30 numbers in Genesis five, for each of the ten patriarchs three, a) when he had the relevant son, b) how long he lived after that, c) the total.

There are two problems, even here, first:

We may never know for sure what significance the numbers had for the ancient Hebrews who wrote the text.

This is a very candid admission there is no Jewish traditional numerological interpretation of these ages.

Then, three of the numbers get their total from such things in a very roundabout way, explicitated for footnotes 2 to 4:

2. 912 = [(60+60+60 years) x 60 months] + 60 months + 7 years. That is, 180 years x 5 years (=900 years) + 12 years.
3. 782 = (60+60+60+60+60+60+60+60+60+60+60+60 years) + (60+60+60+60 months) + (7+7+7+7+7+7 years). That is, 720+20+42 years.
4. 963 = [(60+60+60 years) x 60 months] + (7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7+7 years).

The first and third of these are a no no, since it would involve squared years.

A third problem: this does not seem to go very well for Genesis 11 ages.
100 + 500 = 600
35 + 303 = 338 ...

A fourth problem, in his reasoning, the Sumerian King List has 8 pre-Flood kings, with reigns that simply multiply Genesis 5 ages (rounded to nearest 5 or 10) with 60, and also omit Adam and Noah, probably because Cain to Tubal-Cain are only 8, actually was pretended as being historical. Now, Jim Stump says:

Different versions of the Sumerian King List are found in several ancient documents, and these use outlandishly large figures for the number of years some kings supposedly reigned in various Mesopotamian city-states (e.g., in Eridug, Alulim ruled for 28,800 years!). The numbers there came to have a role in legitimizing certain dynasties, and no one thinks they are simply historical reports of true numerical values. So, since there are clear examples of numbers being used numerically and of numbers being used numerologically, when we see some numbers in literature from the ancient Near East (like in Genesis), we must consider in which way they were being used.

As a matter of fact, both I and CMI believe the Sumerian King list is a tampered historical report, with faked numeric values. Due to deifying pre-Flood patriarchs, or perhaps simply misreading positional arithmetic systems without place holders (some Mesopotamian ones had, some hadn't). Here is CMI:

The antediluvian patriarchs and the Sumerian King List
by Raúl Erlando López
First published in: Journal of Creation 12(3):347–357, 1998

Other blunder in the Sumerian king list is instead of patriarcal lives overlapping, they are interpreted as regnal years and serialised.

But the first problem for Stump is actually also a fifth one:

We may never know for sure what significance the numbers had for the ancient Hebrews who wrote the text.

I can live with the real divinely meant sense of a literal thing in the OT being a symbolic one. Here is a symbolism for some food laws of Moses:

1) The animal that chews the cud and has a divided hoof, is clean in signification. Because division of the hoof is a figure of the two Testaments: or of the Father and Son: or of the two natures in Christ: of the distinction of good and evil. While chewing the cud signifies meditation on the Scriptures and a sound understanding thereof; and whoever lacks either of these is spiritually unclean. 2) In like manner those fish that have scales and fins are clean in signification. Because fins signify the heavenly or contemplative life; while scales signify a life of trials, each of which is required for spiritual cleanness. 3) Of birds certain kinds were forbidden. In the eagle which flies at a great height, pride is forbidden: in the griffon which is hostile to horses and men, cruelty of powerful men is prohibited. The osprey, which feeds on very small birds, signifies those who oppress the poor. The kite, which is full of cunning, denotes those who are fraudulent in their dealings. The vulture, which follows an army, expecting to feed on the carcases of the slain, signifies those who like others to die or to fight among themselves that they may gain thereby. Birds of the raven kind signify those who are blackened by their lusts; or those who lack kindly feelings, for the raven did not return when once it had been let loose from the ark. The ostrich which, though a bird, cannot fly, and is always on the ground, signifies those who fight God's cause, and at the same time are taken up with worldly business. The owl, which sees clearly at night, but cannot see in the daytime, denotes those who are clever in temporal affairs, but dull in spiritual matters. The gull, which flies both in the air and swims in the water, signifies those who are partial both to Circumcision and to Baptism: or else it denotes those who would fly by contemplation, yet dwell in the waters of sensual delights. The hawk, which helps men to seize the prey, is a figure of those who assist the strong to prey on the poor. The screech-owl, which seeks its food by night but hides by day, signifies the lustful man who seeks to lie hidden in his deeds of darkness. ...

In other words, I need to divide the Testaments (completely, not squeezing them together like a camel's semi-cloven hoof), I need to meditate, I need to have a contemplative life and I need to have trials, I need to avoid certain vices, like pride, cruelty and so on.

If I do not need to keep the Kashroot, and indeed do not do so, I certainly don't need to disbelieve God's former command of them, since God made the ancient Israelites practise a live charade for certain spiritual principles.

But Jim Stump wants me to disbelieve the letter of Genesis 5 in favour of a symbolism that is unknown and therefore lost.

ὅτι οὐκ ἀδυνατήσει παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ πᾶν ῥῆμα.

The usual translation in context is, "with God no word is impossible" "quia non erit impossibile apud Deum omne verbum." - but if we go to the Greek, now, my Greek has rusted since 1993, but it seems to be reasonable for Berean Study Bible to say "For no word from God will ever fail." Or For American Standard Version to say "For no word from God shall be void of power." - since "ἀδυνατήσει" seems to mean "become powerless" ... but that would be the case with Genesis 5 genealogies if Jim Stump were right.

Especially in context of instruction.

All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice,

Except Genesis 5, which neither teaches facts, being purely symbolic, in ages, nor teaches principles, since the ones meant are actually forgotten? I don't think so.

Hans Georg Lundahl
13th Lord's Day after Pentecost

No leap years on Mondays between 1872 and 1912?

Recycle calendars · Or Don't Recycle Them, After All · No leap years on Mondays between 1872 and 1912?

No. After 1872, the next one in line would have been 1900, but in the Gregorian calendar, 1900, unlike 2000, was not a leap year.

Here is how it works out in some detail, and leap years have two letters for the Sundays. 1900 is marked as G!, starting on a Monday, and remaining G for the rest of the year, due to omission of leap day.

1872 GF1879 E1886 C1893 A1900 G!1907 F
1873 E1880 DC1887 B1894 G1901 F1908 ED
1874 D1881 B1888 AG1895 F1902 E1909 C
1875 C1882 A1889 F1896 ED1903 D1910 B
1876 BA1883 G1890 E1897 C1904 CB1911 A
1877 G1884 FE1891 D1898 B1905 A1912 GF
1878 F1885 D1892 CB1899 A1906 G

I think I have on the occasion also shown why it is practical to use Dominical letters.

The one for Sunday takes one step back each January 1st, as it is an A coming after December 31st, also A, but weekdays go on.

It also takes one step back on the leap day, whether you count it as "ante diem bis sextum Kalendas Martias" coming after "ante diem sextum Kalendas Martias" or as February 29th coming after February 28th. The named Roman day names in leap years are February 24th and 25th, of which the latter is the day of St. Matthias, outside leap years, there is only "ante diem sextum Kalendas Martias" on February 24th.

So, "ante diem quintum" would on normal years be February 25th, on leap years February 26th, either way it is the day after St. Matthias.

Hans Georg Lundahl
ut supra (vel infra in bloggo)

Or Don't Recycle Them, After All

Recycle calendars · Or Don't Recycle Them, After All · No leap years on Mondays between 1872 and 1912?

I was just reflecting that, even if dates match up with weekdays, they need not match up with phases of the Moon, same way in 2024 as in 1968.

However, I considered - most people are not all that fidgety about phases of the Moon. While the calendar may print those circles that are blank or filled with black, or cut into semicircles with the right or left one black, on the wrong dates for the actual phases of the Moon, most people don't care.

But then I reflected "w a i t" ... "they do: Easter"

Easter Lord's Day back in 1968 was April 14. Easter next year will be on March 31. So, as calendars don't just mark Sundays, but specifically Easter and Pentecost among the other ones, two years need more to match than just the Sunday letters G,F (a k a "leap year starting on a Monday"). Otherwise, you can't use one's calendar for the other.

Like this year, Easter was on April 9 and back in 1967 on March 26. We are in fact 13th Sunday after Pentecost, but with a 1967 calendar, it would appear as 15th Sunday after Pentecost which is not really the case yet.

So, use the calendars that are meant for the year! Or reuse much older ones, if you can get them. Easter in 1996 (also a G,F year) was April 7th ... what about 1940? No. In fact, in 1940, Easter was on March 24, exceptionally early. So, 1912? No, April 7. Previous leap year starting on a Monday was 1872 ... and yes, it also had Easter on March 31 - like next year.

For Tolkien fans, there is another reason to not reuse a calendar from 1968 - there is no Tolkien calendar from back that year. As also not from 1872, though an art calendar from Sarehole that year might look more Shireish than one from 1968 ...

The first printing of a Tolkien calendar was in 1968 (why am I not surprised), and was thus for the year 1969. It was a question of fan art.

The first official Tolkien calendar by Ballantine's (his US publishers) was printed in 1972 and issued for 1973 - the year in which he died.

Speaking of these:
Tolkien Calendar 2024
Brand: HarperCollins, Illustrated by Alan Lee

Or try to make your own art calendar ... one suggestion I have made where I live is, make one with quotations (with URL to quoted blog post) from me ... if you wish to help me get known ... (try to make the calligraphy better than I would succeed with). Here is how the first table of days and week days should look:


Hans Georg Lundahl
13th Lord's Day after Pentecost

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Recycle calendars

Recycle calendars · Or Don't Recycle Them, After All · No leap years on Mondays between 1872 and 1912?

For 2024, weekdays and dates will match up as in 1968.

It's leap years, and that means there are two Dominical letters.

It's beginning on Monday, meaning Monday is starting it as A, this mean G starts out as letter for Sundays "throughout the year" except it only lasts to February in leap years.

As February has 29 days, but March 1st is still same Dominical letter as February 1st, namely D, this means D is one day later in March than in February, namely ... first Thursday, then Friday

G A B C D ...
Su Mo Tu We Th ...
Mo Tu We Th Fr ...

However, this means, the Sunday letter for the rest of the year is moved back one date / Dominical letter:

F G A B C D ...
Sa Su Mo Tu We Th ...
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr ...

Meaning, the rest of the year is having F as the letter for Sundays. I'm sorry (but not too sorry) for being unconventional, one would say Dominical letter changing from G to F, but since all of the A through G times 52 + a single A is also called Dominical letters, one can equally say it's the letter for Sundays that changes.

So, unused unsold calendars from 1968 could be a gift for 2024 .../HGL

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Is God Our Biggest Cheerleader?

I came across a video by Allie Beth Stuckey some while ago, where one of her complaints about a certain theology is it says "God is your biggest cheerleader" ...

Now, what I knew back then, it was simply a corny version of "God loves you" - which is true, if "you" are one loving God.

What I didn't know was, it occurs in Father's Love Letter, at least the version for kids, where each sentence is sourced to a Bible verse.

So "I am your biggest cheerleader" in that love letter is sourced to II Thess. 2:16-17.

In a Catholic Bible, II Thess 2 ends on verse 16, but it is probably a matter of how verses are divided.

Verse 14 would probably be 15 to some:

14 Therefore, brethren, stand firm; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle.

But after this, what is referenced - more or less - is verses 15 to 16.

15 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope in grace,

16 Exhort your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word

So, "exhort" is spelled without the final -s which denotes present indicative singular third person. God and our Father and Jesus Christ are not in the plural before, so, here we have a singular in "exhort" - if it is not the present indicative plural, it must be a singular third person of some other mood or tense than present indicative.

Ipse autem Dominus noster Jesus Christus, et Deus et Pater noster, qui dilexit nos, et dedit consolationem aeternam, et spem bonam in gratia, exhortetur corda vestra, et confirmet in omni opere et sermone bono.

Yup! It's the subjunctive. So, more colloquially, it says "may God / Jesus / Father exhort your hearts and may he confirm you in every good work and word"

If we want to resume this as cheerleader, St. Paul is actually saying "may God be your biggest cheerleader" meaning, He isn't that for everyone.

He certainly was that to Little St. Theresa of Lisieux, but He as certainly wasn't that to Nimrod./HGL

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Logia per overall text, Vulgate Matthew

First 8 chapters
overall text
399 - 25 + 445 - 22 + 305 - 17 + 418 - 25 + 785 - 48 + 603 - 34 + 495 - 29 + 570 - 34 = 3786
9 + 51 + 785 - 48 - 22 + 603 - 34 + 495 - 29 - 27 + 102 = 1885
Matth. 1 - 8
1885 / 3786 = 49.789 % logia
 Next 7 chapters
overall text
651 - 38 + 722 - 42 + 487 - 29 + 783 + 934 + 489 + 551 = 4508
199 + 610 + 380 + 513 + 728 + 23 + 240 = 2693
Matthew 9 - 15
2693 / 4508 = 59.738 % logia
(2693 + 1885) / (3786 + 4508) = 55.197 % logia
Next 7 chapters
overall text
470 + 457 + 624 + 503 + 503 + 771 + 589 = 3917
291 + 165 + 577 + 302 + 354 + 399 + 344 = 2432
Matthew 16 - 22
2432 / 3917 = 62.088 %
(2693 + 1885 + 2432) / (3917 + 3786 + 4508) = 57.407 %
 Last 6 chapters
overall text
605 + 710 + 702 + 1140 + 940 + 301 = 4398
594 + 660 + 702 + 411 + 6 + 57 = 2430
Matthew 23 - 28
2430 / 4398 = 55.252 %
All chapters
overall text
3786 + 4508 + 3917 + 4398 = 16609
1885 + 2693 + 2432 + 2430 = 9440
Matthew 1 - 28
9440 / 16609 = 56.837 %

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Female and Premodern Lifespans, Dominican and Franciscan (More than One Saint)

Latin American Pre-Modern Lifespans (19 Samples) · Female and Premodern Lifespans, Dominican and Franciscan (More than One Saint)

Here is actually a bit of female bias.

dominican sisters and female teriaries

Imelda Lambertini (1322 – May 12, 1333) was an Italian Catholic mystic and devotee of the Dominican Order. She is the patroness of First Communicants and many dioceses make use of her feast has a day to schedule First Communions and Confirmations.
Lucy Brocadelli also known as Lucy of Narni or Lucy of Narnia, (13 December 1476, in Narni – 15 November 1544, in Ferrara) was a Dominican tertiary who was famed as a mystic and a stigmatic. She has been venerated by the Roman Catholic Church since 1710. She is known for being the counselor of the Duke of Ferrara, for founding convents in two different and distant city-states and for her remains being solemnly returned to her home city of Narni on 26 May 1935, 391 years after her death.
Columba of Rieti, OSD (2 February 1467 – 20 May 1501) was an Italian religious sister of the Third Order of St. Dominic who was noted as a mystic. She was renowned for her spiritual counsel, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and fantastic miracles were attributed to her. She was beatified by the Catholic Church in 1625.
Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (Spanish: Sor María de Jesús), was a Spanish Dominican lay sister, mystic and visionary, known popularly as "La Siervita" (the Little Servant). She lived a life which was austere and simple, and many miracles were attributed to her, as well as levitation, ecstasy, bilocation, the stigmata, clairvoyance and healing, among others.
María de San Antonio Lorenzo y Fuentes or Sor María de San Antonino (August 5, 1665 in Garachico, Tenerife – May 10, 1741 in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife) was a Dominican religious sister and Spanish mystic.
Stephana de Quinzanis (variant spellings include Stephanie, Stefana; also, Quinzani) (1457 – 2 January 1530) was an Italian sister of the Third Order of St. Dominic, stigmatic and mystic.
Catherine de' Ricci (Italian: Caterina de' Ricci) (23 April 1522 – 2 February 1590), was an Italian Dominican Tertiary sister. She is believed to have had miraculous visions and corporeal encounters with Jesus, both with the infant Jesus and with the adult Jesus.[1] She is said to have spontaneously bled with the wounds of the crucified Christ. She is venerated for her mystic visions and is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church.
Giovanna da Orvieto (1264 - 23 July 1306) was an Italian Roman Catholic professed member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic. She was known for her wise intellect and for her intense devotion to serving the will of God while being noted for being prone to ecstasies and other visions.
Margaret of Città di Castello (1287 – 12 April 1320) was an Italian Roman Catholic and professed member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic.[1] Margaret had disabilities and became known for her deep faith and holiness. Her parents abandoned her in a local church due to her disabilities and the town's poor took her in and assumed care for her. Nuns later offered her a home at their convent but soon came to detest her presence and cast her out, prompting the town's poor to once again take her in and care for her.[2][3] But she met with Dominican friars and was accepted as a secular member in their third order; she started a school for children to teach them in the faith and often took care of children while their parents were out at work.
Catherine of Siena, TOSD (Italian: Caterina da Siena; 25 March 1347 – 29 April 1380) was an Italian member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in the Roman Catholic Church. She was a mystic, activist, and author who had a great influence on Italian literature and the Roman Catholic church. Canonized in 1461, she is also a Doctor of the Church.
Rose of Lima (born Isabel Flores de Oliva; 20 April 1586 – 24 August 1617) was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe penance[4] and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Rose of Lima was born to a noble family and is the patron saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.[1]
María de la Concepción Marcela Argüello y Moraga, commonly referred to simply as Concepción Argüello, or "Conchita" , (February 19, 1791 – December 23, 1857) was an Alta Californian noted for her romance with Nikolai Rezanov, a Russian promoter of the colonization of Alaska and California.
Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (4 October 1843 – 25 March 1927) was a Palestinian Christian nun who founded the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem (the Rosary Sisters), the first Palestinian congregation. She was beatified by Archbishop Angelo Amato on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.
Margaret of Hungary, OP (January 27, 1242 – January 18, 1270) was a Dominican nun and the daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina. She was the younger sister of Kinga of Poland (Kunegunda) and Yolanda of Poland and, through her father, the niece of the famed Elizabeth of Hungary.
Juliana Morell (16 February 1594 – 26 June 1653)[1] was a Catalan Dominican nun and intellectual child prodigy. Some sources assert that she received a doctorate in canon law in Avignon in 1608. In 1941, Sylvanus Morley traced this to an 1859 misreading by Joaquín Roca y Cornet [es] of 17th-century Latin documents.[2] and cited others stating that, while her father wished for her to obtain a doctorate, she refused, regarding it as incompatible with her status as a nun.[3]

11 27 31 33 33 34 42 59 66 67 67 72 76 83 87
11 27 31 32 33 34 42 59 66 67 67 72 76 83 87
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15

Min 11
Lower Quartile 32/33 or 33
Median 59
Higher Quartile 67/72
Max 87

Franciscan Tertiaries, women

Blessed Jacoba of Settesoli (Italian: Giacoma de Settesoli; 1190–1273?[1] was a follower of the Italian saint Francis of Assisi. She is also called Jacqueline Marie de Settesoli, or Brother Jacoba, as Francis had named her.
Jutta of Kulmsee (also called Judith and Otta.c. 1200-May 5, 1264),[1][2] was a German member of the Third Order of Saint Francis.
Catherine of Bosnia (Serbo-Croatian: Katarina Kosača/Катарина Косача; 1424/1425 – 25 October 1478) was Queen of Bosnia as the wife of King Thomas, the penultimate Bosnian sovereign. She was born into the powerful House of Kosača, staunch supporters of the Bosnian Church. Her marriage in 1446 was arranged to bring peace between the King and her father, Stjepan Vukčić. The queenship of Catherine, who at that point converted to Roman Catholicism, was marked with an energetic construction of churches throughout the country.
Ludovica Albertoni (1473 - 31 January 1533) was an Italian Roman Catholic noblewoman from the Renaissance period and a professed member of the Third Order of Saint Francis.[1] The death of her husband prompted her to dedicate her life to the service of the poor in Rome and she was also known for her ecstatic experiences.
Margaret of Cortona (1247 – 22 February 1297) was an Italian penitent of the Third Order of Saint Francis. She was born in Laviano, near Perugia, and died in Cortona. She was canonized in 1728. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused, hoboes, homeless, insane, orphaned, mentally ill, midwives, penitents, single mothers, reformed prostitutes, stepchildren, and tramps.
Anna Maria Gallo, TOSF, better known as Mary Frances of the Five Wounds (Italian: Maria Francesca delle Cinque Piaghe, 25 March 1715 – 7 October 1791), was an Italian member of the Third Order of St. Francis who is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church.
Angela Merici or Angela de Merici (/məˈriːtʃi/ mə-REE-chee, Italian: [ˈandʒela (de) meˈriːtʃi]; 21 March 1474 – 27 January 1540) was an Italian religious educator who is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church. She founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 in Brescia, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the church through the education of girls. From this organisation later sprang the monastic Order of Saint Ursula, whose nuns established places of prayer and learning throughout Europe and, later, worldwide, most notably in North America.
Michelina of Pesaro, (1300 – 1356) was an Italian Roman Catholic Franciscan tertiary who was later beatified.
Mariana of Jesus de Paredes (Spanish: Mariana or María Ana de Jesús de Paredes; October 31, 1618 – May 26, 1645) is a Catholic saint and was the first person to be canonized from what is now Ecuador. She was a recluse who is said to have sacrificed herself for the salvation of her city. She was beatified by Pope Pius IX in 1853 and canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950. She is the patron saint of Ecuador. Her relics are the Church of the Society of Jesus in Quito. Her feast day is celebrated on May 26, on May 28 in the Franciscan Order.
Rose of Viterbo, TOSF (Italian: Rosa da Viterbo; c. 1233 – 6 March 1251), was a young woman born in Viterbo, then a contested commune of the Papal States. She spent her brief life as a recluse, who was outspoken in her support of the papacy. Otherwise leading an unremarkable life, she later became known for her mystical gifts of prophecy and having miraculous powers. She is honoured as a saint by the Catholic Church.
Caterina Sordini (16 April 1770 – 29 November 1824) was an Italian Roman Catholic professed religious that established the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, in latin Adoratrices Perpetuae Sanctissimi Sacramenti, devoted to the Eucharist. She assumed the religious name of "Maria Maddalena of the Incarnation" when she became a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis during her adolescence.[1] She was forced out of Rome as a result of Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of the Italian peninsula but returned following his defeat and the return of Pope Pius VII to Rome. The pope proved to be a benefactor for Sordini's order and something that Pope Leo XII continued; however his involvement was to a lesser extent than that of his immediate predecessor.
Angela of Foligno (1248 – 4 January 1309)[1] was an Italian Franciscan tertiary who became known as a mystic from her extensive writings about her mystical revelations. Due to the respect those writings engendered in the Catholic Church she became known as "Mistress of Theologians".
Joan of France (French: Jeanne de France, Jeanne de Valois; 23 April 1464 – 4 February 1505), was briefly Queen of France as wife of King Louis XII, in between the death of her brother, King Charles VIII, and the annulment of her marriage. After that, she retired to her domain, where she soon founded the monastic Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where she served as abbess. From this Order later sprang the religious congregation of the Apostolic Sisters of the Annunciation, founded in 1787 to teach the children of the poor. She was canonized on 28 May 1950.
Agnes Blannbekin (/ˈblænbiːkən/; c. 1244[1] – 10 March 1315)[2] was an Austrian Beguine and Christian mystic. She was also referred to as Saint Agnes Blannbekin or the Venerable Agnes Blannbekin, though never beatified or canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Her revelations were compiled by an anonymous confessor before being transcribed by the monk Ermenrich and later published in 1731 as Venerabilis Agnetis Blannbekin. The copies were confiscated by the Society of Jesus, and only two manuscripts survived. One was destroyed in a fire at the Strasbourg library in 1870.[2] The surviving manuscript, currently owned by a Cistercian convent in Zwettl, Austria,[2] was not released until the 20th century.[2][3] Although Blannbekin is best remembered today for her visions, during her life she was known for her ministry to the urban population[4] and her strange and provocative expressions of faith.
Catherine of Aragon (also spelt as Katherine, Spanish: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII from their marriage on 11 June 1509 until their annulment on 23 May 1533. Born in Spain, she was Princess of Wales while married to Henry's elder brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales, for a short period before his death.
Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, 1447 – 15 September 1510) was an Italian Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor[2] and remembered because of various writings describing both these actions and her mystical experiences. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family,[3] and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510.
Umiliana de' Cerchi (1219 - 19 May 1246) was an Italian Roman Catholic widow and a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis.[1] She came from the Cerchi family, prominent merchants, and was married in her mid-adolescence as part of a political alliance that her ambitious father had engineered though her husband later died and she fled to become a Franciscan after her father pressured her into accepting a second marriage.[2][3]
Colette of Corbie, PCC (13 January 1381 – 6 March 1447) was a French abbess and the foundress of the Colettine Poor Clares, a reform branch of the Order of Saint Clare, better known as the Poor Clares. She is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. Due to a number of miraculous events claimed during her life, she is venerated as a patron saint of women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers, and sick children.
Paola Gambara Costa (3 March 1463 - 24 January 1515) was an Italian Roman Catholic professed member of the Third Order of Saint Francis.[1] She was born to nobles and married in 1475 to the nobleman Lodovico Antonio Costa - and had one child - who soon acquired a mistress and chastised her for her generous nature towards the poor and ill. Her husband later repented and died leaving her widowed and she died not long after this.[2]
Delphine of Glandèves (or of Sabran) was born in 1284 in region of Provence, now part of France. She died on 26 November 1358, having lived as a Franciscan tertiary for most of her life. Delphine was the daughter and heiress of the Count of Puy-Michel. Left an orphan in her infancy, she was placed under the guardianship of her uncles, and was brought up under the direction of her aunt, who was the abbess of the Convent of St. Catherine of Sorps, at Bauduen.[1] As a young girl, she took a vow of virginity which she kept to the end of her life. Despite her vow, at the age of twelve she was espoused to the ten-year-old Elzéar, Count of Sabran. They were married three years later at the castle of Puy-Michel. Having grown up together, they regarded each other as brother and sister, rather than husband and wife.[2] Inspired by her example, her husband also took a vow of celibacy, which both honored throughout their married life.
Elizabeth of Aragon (Elisabet in Catalan, Isabel in Aragonese, Portuguese and Spanish; 1271 – 4 July 1336), more commonly known as Elizabeth of Portugal TOSF, was queen consort of Portugal, a tertiary of the Franciscan Order and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
Elizabeth of Hungary (German: Heilige Elisabeth von Thüringen, Hungarian: Árpád-házi Szent Erzsébet, Slovak: Svätá Alžbeta Uhorská; 7 July 1207 – 17 November 1231),[6] also known as Elisabeth of Thuringia, was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary and the landgravine of Thuringia in Germany. Elizabeth was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20.[7] After her husband's death, she regained her dowry, using the money to build a hospital where she herself served the sick. She became a symbol of Christian charity after her death at the age of 24 and was canonized on 25 May 1235. She is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was an early member of the Third Order of St. Francis, and is today honored as its patroness.[8]
Maria Hueber (22 May 1653 – 31 July 1705) was a Tyrolean religious sister, a pioneer in educating girls in and foundress of a congregation of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Brixen.[1]

18 24 26 27 40 50 50 51 52 54 54 56 60 60 63 64 65 65 66 71 74 76 83
17 24 26 27 40 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 70 74 76 83
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Min 17 or 18
Lower Quartile 49/50 or 50
Median 55 or 56
Higher Quartile 64/65 or 65
Max 83

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Latin American Pre-Modern Lifespans (19 Samples)

Latin American Pre-Modern Lifespans (19 Samples) · Female and Premodern Lifespans, Dominican and Franciscan (More than One Saint)

Dukes of Albuquerque

c. 1443 – 1 November[1] 1492
Beltrán de la Cueva, 1st Duke of Alburquerque
25 August 1467 – 4 June 1526
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque
c. 1478 - 11 February 1560
Beltrán de la Cueva, 3rd Duke of Alburquerque
c. 1510 – 1563
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 4th Duke of Alburquerque
ca. 1515 – 1571
Gabriel de la Cueva, 5th Duke of Alburquerque
Cuéllar, 1551-Madrid, 13 de marzo de 1612
Beltrán III de la Cueva y Castilla
Cuéllar, 1575-Madrid, 18 de julio de 1637
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva (m. 1637)
Barcelona, 1619 - Madrid, 27 de marzo de 1676
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva y Enríquez de Cabrera / 8th Duke of Alburquerque
Madrid, 2 de marzo de 1625-Madrid, 21 de octubre de 1686
Melchor Fernández de la Cueva y Enríquez de Cabrera
Génova, 17 de noviembre de 1666-Madrid, 23 de octubre de 1733
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva y de la Cueva
Madrid, 28 de septiembre de 1692-Hortaleza, 23 de junio de 1757
Francisco Fernández de la Cueva y de la Cerda

Mayors of Santiago

1482 – September 1542
Gómez de Alvarado
born c.1480 Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain – died Madrid 1540 or 1541
Jorge de Alvarado
Luis de Moscoso Alvarado
born 1748, Noyelles-sur-Selle, Flanders – died 1807 Quito, Ecuador
Francisco Luis Héctor de Carondelet
1486 – 1556
Diego de Holguín
Badajoz, c. 1515-Imperio español, c. 1557
Juan Núñez de Prado
Diego de Roxas
1523 – 1565
Juan Vázquez de Coronado

42 42 43 46 49 51 53 57 58 59 60 61 61 61 62 64 66 70 91
41 42 43 46 49 51 53 56 58 59 60 60 60 61 61 64 66 69 91
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

1 5/6 10 14/15 19

Min 41 or 42
Lower quartile 49/51
Median 59
Higher quartile 61 or 61/62
Max 91

PS : In case you wonder about the soundness of my method, take a look at this:

Clean-up and analysis of small datasets can distort conclusions
by Royal Truman | This article is from
Journal of Creation 36(2):66–71, August 2022

Why is my work fairly safe? 1) while the data set on each statistic I give is small, my overall data set by now is c. 600 - 1000 pre-industrial-revolution lifespans; 2) I don't do clean-up, I give the outliers; 3) I don't claim my results are complete, just that they are significant. This overview has what I call "professional bias" which doesn't mean I grant people with professions like Mayor of Santiago or Duke of Albuquerque longer lifespans, because I like the profession, though in fact I find both occupations very honourable. It means, when a statistic involves people exercising a profession, in pre-modern times it usually excludes women and always those who die as children. Still, it may be relevant to know you weren't "old at 40" as some would pretend from including child mortality into average lifespan, and then claim anything above medium lifespan is "old" ...