"I prayed to the most merciful Lord about my heart's desire . . ."
"There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because he comforted me with rays of marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures . . . from the Old Testament . . . from the Gospels . . . and from the Epistles."
"Our Lord Jesus desire to perform a very obvious miracle in the voyage to the Indies . . ."
"Our Redeemer Jesus Christ said that before the end of the world, all things must come to pass that had been written by the prophets."
"I am a most unworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered my completely."
- These quotes are from Columbus' book called, "Libro de las profecias (Book of Prophecies)." In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America.