Category Archives: Columbus

Why Columbus Matters

Some thoughts about Christopher Columbus and the Restoration October 12, 2015, marks the 523rd anniversary of the an event that changed the world. Three small wooden sailing ships from Palos, Spain, dropped anchor in a bay on the westward side … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Barcelona

In the spring of 1493, the Royal Court was in Barcelona, in residence at what is now known as the  Palau Reial facing the Placa del Rei. In April of 1493, Columbus traveled overland from Sevilla to Barcelona to make … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Castile

After four days in Andalusia, we took the AVE to Madrid. Our primary focus was to meet with former missionaries – more on that later – but we also rented a car and drove north to visit Medina del Campo, … Continue reading

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My Spain: Columbus in Andalucia

I don’t think we have ever taken a vacation just to take a vacation; every vacation has been motived and planned with some other objective. This comes, I am sure, as a result of my upbringing – we took a … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Columbus

On 15 April 2014 I had the opportunity to speak about Christopher Columbus at the monthly meeting of the Cannon – Hinckley dinner group. The meeting was held in the Empire Room of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown … Continue reading

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COLUMBUS, THE MAN

“The chief concern of Christopher Columbus was not what men would think of him but what God would think of him.” – Delno West[1] On Columbus Day 2013, it may be well to reflect on who this man really was. … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

“The greatest event since the creation of the world, save the incarnation and death of Him who created it.” 520 years ago today, on 15 March 1493, the caravel Niña entered the harbor of Palos, Spain after nearly eight months … Continue reading

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“De-Mystifying” Columbus

For the past few months I have been living in the 15th century. Or at least my mind and thoughts have been in the 15th century; my body is still in the 21st century where I have access to electricity, … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus: The First Vision

Christopher Columbus was the son and grandson of cloth weavers. His grandfather, Giovanno Colombo, was a weaver who lived in Fontanabuona and later in Quinto, both near Genoa. His father, Domenico, became an apprentice weaver at age 11 in Genoa. … Continue reading

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“This was the fire that burned within me”

My Obsession with Columbus I was in my early teens when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. That first reading was more an effort to understand the story lines and the geography than to learn doctrine, … Continue reading

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