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Roman (Vatican) Curia, With Names, At-A-Glance, by Br. César J. Tobón — March 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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First in Italian, second in Spanish
(but should NOT be too hard to follow).

March 2019


October 2018 for COMPARISON.


Copyright of this beautiful document belongs to Br. César J. Tobón.

This is an update to the October 2018 chart. Beautifully rendered. Lots of valuable information.

This is an update to the October 2017 chart. As always meticulously done.

We also have the October 2016 version, if you want to track the changes by year.

Also please check the wonderful Consistory images by Br. César J. Tobón.


Click on icon to download the March 2019 images as a small (clean) PDFs.


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Roman (Vatican) Curia, With Names, At-A-Glance, by Br. César J. Tobón — October 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.
It is in Spanish (but should NOT be too hard to follow).

October 2018.


October 2017 for COMPARISON.


Copyright of this beautiful document belongs to Br. César J. Tobón.

This is an update to the October 2017 chart. As always meticulously done. Enjoy.

We also have the October 2016 version, if you want to track the changes by year.

Also please check the wonderful Consistory images by Br. César J. Tobón.


Click here to download the 2018 image as a small (clean) PDF.


Related posts:
>> Search ‘Tobón’ >>>>


by Anura Guruge

Think – Today: How Much Air Do You Breathe In A Day?

by Anura Guruge


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breatheHave YOU ever given this any thought? Pretty important, I would say? Breathing is pretty vital to life. Yes, of course, the exact amount each of us breathe will depend on our age, size, gender, physical condition, lifestyle etc. But, let’s think in terms of ‘averages’.


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The Mile” — Roman soldiers, in the mighty Roman Army, were expected to march in 5-foot (58 inches to be precise) strides (which is quite a long stride and had to have been quite strenuous (with a modern marching stride only in the region of 30″)). 1,000 such marching strides came to 5,000 feet. The Romans marked off each such 1,000 strides (or ‘paces’). In Italian that was ‘mille passus‘ — thousand paces. And that ‘mille‘ was where the ‘mile’ came from. The 5,280 feet to a mile was the work of the British parliament in 1592. They insisted that a mile should be equivalent to eight (8) furlongs (which in turn is: 660 feet, 40 rods, or 10 chains). So, there you have it.


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“Ides of March” (March 15, 2016) — There Has Never Been A Google Doodle.

by Anura Guruge


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I gather that there is a growing realization (thankfully) that IF not for good ol’ Shakespeare (whoever he or she may have been) ‘Ides of March‘ would never have gotten the recognition that it has got.

“Ides” just meant the middle of the month. ‘Ides of March’ — middle of March. That was it.

The early Roman calendar, c. 750 BCE, thought to be a lunar-based, had three fixed points for each month: Kalendae (Kalends), Nonae (Nones) &Idus (Ides).

Kalends (from which we got ‘calendar’) was the first day of the month.

Nones, thought to represent the half-moon, fell on the 5th or 7th of a month and was the 8th day BEFORE the ides!

Ides, thought to represent the full moon, fell on the 13th day of months with 29 days, and on the 15th day of months with 31 days, i.e., March, May, July & October.

Interesting that Google has never done a Doodle for the ‘Ides of March’. I guess they think of it as falling into the ‘taboo’ political arena. Plus it has an assassination — something that should not be glorified.


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