Translation © by Laura Prichard

Locus iste
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile
sacramentum irreprehensibilis est.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "This Place", subtitle: "Gradual", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Cet endroit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2005-09-02
Line count: 2
Word count: 10

This Place
Language: English  after the Latin 
This place is made by God, inestimably
sacred, irreprehensible.

Subtitle: "Gradual"

Translator's notes:
Locus iste is the Latin gradual for the anniversary of the dedication of a church.
The text quotes from the Biblical stories of Jacob's Ladder ("Surely the Lord is in this place" from Genesis 28:16), and Moses on Mount Horeb ("The place whereon you stand is holy ground" from Exodus 3:5).


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-07
Line count: 2
Word count: 9