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By August Ziggelaar SJ Niels Stensen is famous not only for his scientific discoveries, but also for his spirituality. Born into Lutheran orthodoxy, Stensen converted to Roman Catholicism, became a priest, and in 1988 was beatified by Blessed Pope John…

Foreign travel is not something unique to our times. Niels Steensen travelled greatly and networked internationally all over Europe. These journeys have been charted by Harald Moe in his book, “Niels Stensen: en billedbiografi”. By arrangement with Moe’s publisher Rhodos we…

Memento mori

The image of the child Niels talking with and observing the craftsmen in the hustle-bustle his father’s workshop is one of tranquility and security, but it is worth remembering that  life was hard in the 17th century. Niels Steensen lost his half-sister Lisbeth in 1644, his…