The Tears of St Lawrence

His feast was yesterday, but the peak of his “tears” will be tomorrow.

Each year, the earth passes through what is thought to be cometary debris for five to six days. The debris appears from the general direction of the constellation Perseus (played by Harry Hamlin in The Clash of the Titans) hence the name, Perseid meteor shower. A good news summary is here, on MSNBC-Space. The interactive presentation is worthwhile, only three panels long.

I was just thinking that an interesting book to read (or write) would be to summarize various confluences of Christian faith with astronomy. I’m not aware of any such book, and I think I have a fair familiarity with a lot of astronomy non-fiction. Anybody know of any book or article dealing with such matters?


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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