This is an email letter I sent to the parents of Leo Sheridan, the Loyola Academy kicker who kicked a record 5 field goals in their win against Mt. Carmel yesterday:
Chicago Tribune 11/15/09 Headline:
8A football:Kicks start Loyola's heart in win over Mount Carmel
Loyola Academy kicker Leo Sheridan (#37) is congratulated by teammate Chancellor Carter (85) after a one of his five successful field goals. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / November 14, 2009)
Dear [Father, Mother, etc.] Sheridans:
Congratulations on an INCREDIBLE GAME!!
Your son, Leo, was AMAZING!! The Smarts were there watching this historic game unfold. When we saw Leo boot that 53 yard field goal in practice before the game - and with the wind blowing north - I/we knew it was going to be a perfect day for Leo's leg to shine. The warm sunny weather didn't hurt either. What a beautiful day! And to think that just the night before our oldest son, Frederick, had the great honor to attend and be driven to and from the Weddington's pre-game varsity dinner in Lake Forest by your son, Leo!
I think I may have mentioned to you, Leo, at one of those progressive dinners that one of my hobbies is numbers - with a special focus on prime numbers. Well the prime number behind Leo (356) is one of my all-time favorites and, if you'll forgive me for sharing this stuff, it fits perfectly with what happened yesterday as follows:
Using basic "reduced gematria" which applies to all the languages of the word, but most powerfully to the english language which is considered by this "Divine Science of Numerical Correspondences" to be the Amazon river-like-capstone "Language of the Divine Providence":
abcdefghi = 123456789
jklmnopqr = 123456789
stuvwxyz = 12345678
Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4
Leo is the astrological sign that corresponds to the Human Heart and is ruled by the Sun. There's actually a mathematical proof of the birth of our Lord God Jesus Christ (on the 11th day of August, 6 BC) that's embedded in the prime number system. It was taught to me years ago by an elderly gentleman by the name of Dean Fagerstrom whose whose an incredible guy who has had some pretty amazing things happen to him throughout his life. Dean documented this Divine Science of Numerical Correspondences in an unpublished book, "The Book of Anglion", which I have read and studied in detail.
And it was very fitting that yesterday, while Leo was booting his five field goals - Leo is the 5th astrological sign - Northwestern was beating Illinois 21-16 to bring home the first "Land of Lincoln Trophy" - see this link. The 89th Meridian(Longitude) West runs straight through the Heart of this "Land of Lincoln" on a north-south basis. If you reverse 21-16 you get 16-21 (1621) which is a prime number that corresponds to The (285) King (2957) = 3242 = 1621 prime X 2. Our state capital, Springfield sits on the 89th Meridian West and it's EXACTLY 89 miles from St. Louis. And, just a reminder, Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4.
Let's look at the Illinois Lottery's Midday "Pick 3" and "Pick 4" yesterday - see this link.
First, the Midday Pick 3 was 112 which is composed of 23 prime + 89 prime = 112. If you let your fingers do the walking through the prime number table you will discover that the Leo (356th) prime number - include the number one (1) in the count - is the fusion of those two prime numbers into 2389. 23 corresponds to I (9) Am (14) = 23 prime which is our Lord's original name and title given to Moses on Mt. Sinai - ie. "I Am....the Lord Thy God..." Exodus 20:2. And, I was mentioned twice above, 89 is the prime of Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4
Note that when you combine I (9) and Am (14) you get 914 which factors into 457 prime X 2. 457 is the 89th prime number. Keep this in mind when I share the following:
The Midday Pick 4 yesterday was 5052. When you add 5052 days to yesterday you arrive at 20230914 which is the 9/14 (914) mo/day in the 23 "I (9) Am (14)" year. And 9/14 (914) is the ONLY day on the calendar that factors into 457 which is the 89th prime number. When you add 457 - the 89th prime number - to yesterday, 20091114, you will arrive at 20110214 - Valentines Day - which is ALWAYS two (2) - the only female prime number - times 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days from August 11th, the Divine Birthdate of our Lord. It's be the grace of our Lord Divine Providence that Valentines Day - in non-leap years - is always two (2) X 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" = 178 days from August 11th, His Divine Birth - ie. the sign of Leo which corresponds with the Heart whose ruling planet is the Sun as in "two Hearts together as one" etc.
Check out the Evening Pick 3 of 397....
Yesterday was 397 days from 20081013 which was the 91st anniversary of the Miracle of The Sun at Fatima in 1917.
And if that wasn't enough numerical fireworks, check out the Evening Pick 4 of 6441....
Yesterday was 6441 days from July 4, 2027 which was the 251st anniversary of our great Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Here's ONE simple-yet-amazing numerical FACT that connects your son's # 37 with 89, the prime of Leo (356) and the Divine Birthdate, August 11th, as follows:
20091114 - # 37 X 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" (3293) days = November 8, 2000. November 8th is ALWAYS 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days from August 11th. But there's something even more powerful going on here for in this Divine Science of Numerical Correspondences, November 8th is documented - mathematically - as the Divine Conception Day of our Lord God Jesus Christ in the womb of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary in 7 BC. 11/08 (1108) actually factors into 277 prime X 4 which is the prime of "Divine (4949555) Love (3645)" = 498600 = 277 prime X 1800. The 277th day in non-leap years from/including November 8th is always August 11th, the Divine Birthdate of our Lord.
November 8th holds special meaning for our family as my wife, Maribeth, was born on this day in 1959 EXACTLY 641 prime days after the day I was born, 19580205. 641 is the prime of Rose (9615) = 641 prime X 15. Anytime you add or subtract 641 days to the calendar you will move backward/forward 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days. My wife's birthday, 11/08, is 89 days from my birthday, 2/5, and her birthday is 89 days from August 11th, the Divine Birthdate.
Now let's go back 89 cycles of Leo (356) days prior to yesterday and see where we land as follows:
20091114 minus 89 X Leo (356) (31684) days = 19230215 which is EXACTLY ONE (1) day from Valentines Day in the year 1923 which factors into 641 "Prime of Rose (9615)" X 3. The year 1923 is very special since it corresponds to the number of years between 1917, the Year of Fatima, and 6 BC, the Year of our Lord's Birth. The advent of the 89th year since Fatima was the year 2005 which was also known as the "Year of the Eucharist" which is when Sister Lucia - the last of the three remaining children who witnessed Fatima - and Pope John Paul II passed away. Sister Lucia passed/ascended into Heaven on 20050213 which was 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days from 5/13 which was Day ONE (1) of the 89th year since Fatima began in 1917.
And thanks to Pope John Paul II's "Year of The Rosary October 2002-2003" he added the Five Luminous Mysteries and by the time the "Year of the Eucharist 2005" rolled around it was amazingly fitting that the Divine Birthdate, August 11th, fell on a Thursday which is the ONLY day when we are supposed to pray the Five Luminous Mysteries. The other very powerful aspect to the year 2005 - being the 89th year since Fatima (1917) - is that it factored into 401 prime X 5 which is the prime of the word Rosary (961197) = 401 prime X 2397.
I could go on and on.....
It was very cool that #33 Daveed Carter, Chance's brother - blocked that punt. I swear to God but just prior to that blocked punt I yelled out at the top of my lungs "BLOCK THE PUNT!! BLOCK THE PUNT!!" And sure enough, there was Daveed flying over the line bocking the punt which rolled the football into the arms of #56 Jim Ford - I played with Jim's father, the late "Jimbo Ford" very briefly at Northwestern as a "walk-on" quarterback in my freshman year (1976). When you add 23 "I (9) Am (14)" to Daveed's # 33 you get Jim Ford, Jr's #56 which is EXACTLY 1/2 of 112 which is composed of 23 "I (9) Am (14)" + 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" etc.
And if you want go really go deeper on all of this, don't every overlook the "Power and Energy of Sweetness" - ie. Walter Payton - for 112 (23 "I Am" + 89 "Prime of Leo") days brings us back to 20090725 which was day ONE (1) of Walter's # 56th birthday, Walter Payton's numerical age (NA) on the day he passed/ascended, 19991101, was 16535 days, which was/is 191 prime days from 16726 which was the EXACT number of yards he rushed to set the All-Time NFL Rushing Record which lasted for years until Emmit Smith of the Dallas Cowboys broke it in 2002.
I better leave well-enough alone!!
It was just an AMAZING game! The energy, the weather, the sun and the great crowd all made for a memory which will be remembered for a very long, long time.
Please note that the Ramblers are now 11-1 (111) which is ONE (1) - as in one kick - from 112 = 23 "I (9) Am (14)" + 89 "Prime of Leo (356)". We will be rooting for another two (2) wins for a 2009 Illinois State Championship Crown which would make the final record 13-1 (131) which is the prime of ONE (655) = 131 prime X 5.
The Smarts will be at the game this afternoon watching your other son, Jimmy, play in the Catholic League Championship game. What a weekend of football for you guys and all of us!!
Peace and God Bless,