Catholic Girls in Church in Bolivia
If there is one thing that stands out in the extensive writings of Christopher Columbus it is the divinity of Christ. Phrases like “our Lord Jesus Christ,” and Christ “the Lord,” recur in a way that leaves no doubt who Jesus Christ was in the faith of Christopher Columbus. He speaks of “Christ, who is the Son of God by nature.” He quotes from St. Paul of “Christ Jesus before the beginning of time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10). He sees himself as contributing to the extension of Christ’s kingdom when, “All the kings of the earth will bow down before Him, and all peoples will serve Him” (Psalm 72:11).
It is no wonder then, that Columbus wants to share his faith with others. He believed that there is nothing more important than to proclaim faith in Christ to all the nations. Jesus Christ, Columbus declared, is the One “Whom we recognize as the true God Who was to be worshiped, not only among the people of Israel, but among all peoples, in such a way that all their false gods must be cast from their temples and from the hearts of their worshippers” (Father Hardon: Christopher Columbus)
Pictures of his tomb in Seville Cathedral:
Evidently there was a tomb of his in the Dominican Republic as well :