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LATIN TRANSLATION REQUEST

Postby Peggy21459 » 18 Feb 2004, 22:30

A picture of the church my grandfather went to as a child in Deliceto, Italy shows the following carved over the entrance 'ERIS IN PESTE PATRONUS' Can anyone tell me what it means?

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Postby Maurizio » 19 Feb 2004, 14:52

The meaning is "You'll be (our) patron during (in case of) pestilence". It's an invocation/supplication probably directed to Saint Rocco, who traditionally is the saint invoked by Italian people to be protected by this plague. Is the church entitled to San Rocco?
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Re: LATIN TRANSLATION REQUEST

Postby suanj » 19 Feb 2004, 16:06

Peggy21459 wrote:A picture of the church my grandfather went to as a child in Deliceto, Italy shows the following carved over the entrance 'ERIS IN PESTE PATRONUS' Can anyone tell me what it means?

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bravo Maurizio: " You will be the protecting in the plague. ..." regards, suanj
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Postby Peggy21459 » 19 Feb 2004, 16:39

Maurizio wrote:The meaning is "You'll be (our) patron during (in case of) pestilence". It's an invocation/supplication probably directed to Saint Rocco, who traditionally is the saint invoked by Italian people to be protected by this plague. Is the church entitled to San Rocco?
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Thank you so much for the translation! I think you helped me find the name of my grandfather's church. I had found two Catholic Churches in Deliceto (FG) and one IS Saint Rocco! I have a letter already to send to the pastor of the church.

Thank you once again.

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Re: LATIN TRANSLATION REQUEST

Postby Peggy21459 » 19 Feb 2004, 16:43

suanj wrote:
Peggy21459 wrote:A picture of the church my grandfather went to as a child in Deliceto, Italy shows the following carved over the entrance 'ERIS IN PESTE PATRONUS' Can anyone tell me what it means?

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bravo Maurizio: " You will be the protecting in the plague. ..." regards, suanj

Thank you for the translation, Suanj. I think you and Maurizio have helped me find the name of the church!

Sincerely,
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