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I mentioned to a colleague who is a Catalanist (is that a word?) that
today is the feast of Ramon Llull; his reply is below.

Teresa Rupp
Department of History
Mount Saint Mary's College
Emmitsburg, MD   21727

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I don't know where this 5 Sept. date comes from for the feast of the
Blessed R. Llull--acc. to my calendars it's either July 3 or Oct. 27.  The
traditional date for his death is June 29, 1316.  Acc. to Marti de Riquer,
Celestine's decision to abdicate was influenced by Llull's _Blanquerna_,
in which a fictional pope abdicates to return to the contemplative life.






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