October 4, 2009

Dedication

The arch over the central doorway of the Manila Cathedral is inscribed with the Latin phrase "Tibi cordi tuo immaculato concredimus nos ac consecramus." As far as I could understand the word-by-word definition in the World Star website, it means "We consecrate to your immaculate spirit and entrust to you for safekeeping." The Manila Cathedral is also known as the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. I hope that Vogon Poet gets to visit today so he can confirm or correct my translation.

detail of doorway arch of the Manila Cathedral

17 comments:

Guy D said...

This is a great shot, thanks for sharing.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Frank said...

The words of trust and safekeeping are important and very meaningful right now as so many around the world deal with such horrible natural disasters and suffering.

(The shrimp looks delicious! - real comfort food for the body and soul.)

arabesque said...

now this is a perfect angle, funny how sometimes we tend to neglect the smallest details. the inscriptions looks very european... ^-^ have a happy sunday!

Don and Krise said...

Good grief! Look at the detail. How beautiful.

Dina said...

Glorious!

Vogon Poet said...

If my Latin professor discovers that after all these years I'm passing myself for a Latinist, she would have a very big laugh!
The sense is almost right, a more literal translation would be: To Your Immaculate Heart we consecrate and commit ourselves.
Really a wonderful image and an impressive portal.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful post dear Hilda, great work!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

This is such a beautiful portal.

Petrea said...

It's beautiful. Safekeeping would be nice right about now.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a beautiful image. great composition and eye to capture it.

FA said...

Beautiful post. I'm glad that Vogon Poet got here before me so that I didn't have to attempt to translate. Prayers continue for your country - and all disaster victims.

marley said...

The sentiment is lovely and the carving is amazing!

Lois said...

This is such a beautiful shot Hilda! Very impressive.

bfarr said...

Wonderful detail in the arch. Great shot.

Jacob said...

That is very beautiful, Hilda.

Gunn White said...

Very beautiful!:-)

Walden said...

i have spent my childhood with the area of this majestic cathedral and gave serve as well, it's nice to know that people around the world take time to appreciate the bliss that the cathedral has left in my heart...