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Pablo Picasso Was Born This Day, 136-Years Ago; October 25, 1881.

by Anura Guruge


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Not as famous.


Guernica. Most famous?



Of course, as with anybody who likes art, I appreciate all of this different creations, some more than others. His paintings intrigue me — as I am sure he wanted it to be.

Quite the man, again at so many different levels and angles.

I did NOT know that he was baptized, in Málaga, Spain, as (and wait for it): Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. Wow. That is impressive. Wonder whether he, ever, remembered all of those names. I did a quick, cursory search to find his original birth certificate or registration, but failed. I am sure it is online, somewhere.

Oh! And in case you were wondering, ‘Pablo‘ is ‘Paul‘ in Spanish. That was easy enough.

136-years ago. That was a longtime. He died, aged 91, in 1973. So, I do remember him — alive.


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Today, January 25, Is The Anniversary Of The BIRTH Of CHRISTIANITY.

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Today, January 25, is the ‘Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, the Apostle‘. This commemorates Jesus’ appearance to Saul/Paul when he was on his way to Damascus. This is the so called “Road to Damascus” event.

I know for sure that we don’t know for sure that this took place on January 25th. We actually don’t know the YEAR of this event, the best guess been that it was during 31 to 36 AD.

But, one thing is for sure. This, rather than any other day, is the TRUE anniversary of the Birth of Christianity.

Of course, Christianity did not come to be at Christmas, December 25th. That is a totally artificial, made-up holiday that was chosen to appease pagans who had celebrated the Winter Solstice, around that time, for centuries.

Easter is also not the anniversary of the Birth of Christianity. Jesus died on Good Friday a good Jew — the King of Jews; he having been born a Jew and a very devout Jew all his life. Between Good Friday and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, Jesus did not say or do anything to make him anything other than a Jew.

Christianity, if you go by the facts, is St. Paul’s CREATION.

Paul the Apostle created Christianity around Jesus.

It is, cut to the chase, his religion founded on the belief of Jesus.

So January 25th is the REAL anniversary of the Birth of Christianity.

Depending on whether we use AD 31 or AD 36, Christianity is now 1,985 or 1,980 years old.

Think about it.

Merry Christmas.


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3 Real Neat, Very Old Papal Coins By My Friend ‘Mark T.’

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My friend and frequent collaborator ‘Mark T.’ is a longtime and avid collector of papal coins. I have done many posts about his papal coins in my (old) “Popes and Papacy” blog.

Go to “Popes and Papacy” and search on ‘coins’ or click on the coins, to the right, to take you to a post that will serve as a good start.


This is a Billon Denaro Paparino of Urban VI (#203), 1378 to 1389, the LAST non-cardinal to be elected pope. He proved to be more than a handful. Not a coincidence that they have never elected a non-cardinal since! And he was 600 years ago. I have a LOT about him in my “Next Pope 2011” book.

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On the right image, starting at the upper right, it +VRB’ PP SESTVS in gothic font
on the left image (two keys), starting from the upper right, S PETRVS ET PAVL (i.e., Saints Peter and Paul).


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Another restitution medal (c. 1710) engraved by Giovanni Battista Pozzo, of John VI (#85), 701 to 705. So this coin minted 1,ooo years after his death!


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Another one by the same artist/engraver, of Portuguese physician John XXI (#188), 1276 – 1277 who died when the ceiling of his hastily constructed library, in Viterbo [Italy], collapsed on him. So this was 500 years after his death.