Letter in the mail 05.02.2003. |
Via France, it looks like, with a single sheet inside.
RE postmark: Ecole Militare is the Military School. As far as I can remember it is beside Les Invalides (an invalide hospital set up for war veterans). RE letter contents: As regards dates being important. One wonders which dates. those on the letter, those on some letters or those on all ADW adverts? Maybe it is only dates gained from the Biblical references converted by excel into dates. Or only Julian dates? As usual ambiguity possibly leads to more possibilities for speculation than before receipt of the letter.
From Second Vatican Council: "God's plan for the world is that men should work together to renew and constantly perfect the temporal order."
The letter suggests to me that the dates given in the announcements may represent only an ordering of events and may not directly relate to the timescale indicated ie. that the events may take place over a longer period and that it is the order in which they occur that is of most importance. I don't know if this is what they're picking up on, but I did post a couple of things that were particularly concerned with the dates given on the most recent announcement (5/1/03) - this concerned the dates of Trinity Sunday, Whitsun etc and the way that the agenda related to them.
Pierre Simon Laplace - whose quote on probability shows up a couple of times in the ads - attended the École Militaire. I was just trying to find out more about Laplace here: http://physics.hallym.ac.kr/reference/physicist/Laplace.html - "At the age of 19, mainly through the influence of d'Alembert, Laplace was appointed to a chair of mathematics at the École Militaire in Paris on the recommendation of d'Alembert. Correction: I meant to say that Laplace TAUGHT at the Ecole Militaire.