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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Do the words at the bottom

“miserando atque eligendo”

mean

“lowly, but chosen”

??

I think I saw that somewhere along the way as a motto.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 9:37:06 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

(Vatican Radio ) Pope Francis has chosen the motto “Miserando atque eligendo”, meaning lowly but chosen; literally in Latin ‘by having mercy, by choosing him’.

The motto is one the Pope had already chosen as Bishop. It is taken from the homilies of the Venerable Bede on Saint Matthew’s Gospel relating to his vocation:”Jesus saw the tax collector and by having mercy chose him as an Apostle saying to him : Follow me.”

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/03/18/pope_francis_:_miserando_atque_eligendo.../en1-674605


13 posted on 03/18/2013 11:47:26 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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