Latin phrases by Saint Malachy

Saint Malachy of Ireland 1094-1148 

Archbishop of Armagh

He wrote  the prophecies  about  Popes, 112 sentences written in Latin. Apparently, this list was written in  1148, but was not made public until 1595.  There is no record of it in the interleaving 400 years. Many of these mottos have a direct connection to a Pope. Others do not have a clear link. The last Pope in the list is Petrus Romanus which some associate with current Pope Francis and the Apocalypse. Others believe that Francis and other popes will be seated between Gloria olivae and Petrus Romanus.

  1. Abbas Suburranus - A Suburran Abbot (Pope Anastasius IV (1153-1154) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born near a local named Suburra)
  2. Aesculapii Pharmacum - The Drug/Medicine of Aesculapius (Pope Pius IV (1559-1565) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Before becoming a pope his hame was Giovanni Angelo Medici. Besides his last name being medici, he was a qualified doctor)
  3. Amator Crucis - Lover of the Cross (Pope Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Amadeus, Duke of Savoy. His coat of arms was a cross)
  4. Angelus Nemorosus - Angel of the Grove (Pope St. Pius V (1566-1572) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Bosco, Lombardy. Bosco means grove)
  5. Anguinus Vir - A Snake-like Man (Pope Gregory X (1271-1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His family, Visconti, coat of arms had a serpent)
  6. Animale Rurale - Rural Animal (Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. It is said that he worked as hard as an ox on his writings - Others claim that it is in relation to "donkey", because during the conclave, he said "If you wish to elect a saint, choose Gotti; a statesman, Aldrovandi, a donkey, elect me".)
  7. Aquila Rapax - Rapacious Eagle (Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Some people relate this motto to Napoleon's emblem, which was an eagle. They said that he was a weak pope, Napoleon's puppet )
  8. Avis Ostiensis - Bird of Ostia (Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal Bishop of Ostia, and his coat of arms depict an eagle)
  9. Axis in Medietate Signi - An Axis in the Midst of Signs (Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - This phrase describes the Pope's coat of arms)
  10. Bellua Insatiabilis - Insatiable Beast). Innocent XI (1676-1689) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms bore a lion and an eagle)
  11. Bonus Comes - A Good Count (or Companion) (Pope Adrian V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Ottobono Fieschi, bono means good. In addition, he was a count)
  12. Bos Albanus in Portu - Alban Bull in the Port (Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was bishop of Albano and Port, and his coat of arms bears an ox)
  13. Bos Pascens - Grazing Ox (Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms depicted a golden grazing ox)
  14. Canis et Coluber - Dog and Serpent (Leo XII (1823-1829) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. Some people have associated the dog with the Pope's vigilance and the adder with prudence. Others claim that 'dog' and 'snake' are insults, since this Pope was not liked)
  15. Canonicus ex Latere - A Canon From the Lateran (Pope Honorius III (1216-1227) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was canon of from St. John Lateran)
  16. Cervus Sirenae - Stag of the Siren (Pope Anti-pope John XXIII (1410-1415) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecie - He was from Naples, whose emblem features a siren. In addition, he was cardinal with the title of St. Eustachius, whose emblem is a stag)
  17. Columna Excelsa - The Lofty Pillar (Pope Clement XII (1730-1740) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - No association with its coat of arms. Some people claim that this motto refers to columns that stood in his chapel, or a huge statue was erected in his honor)
  18. Columna Veli Aurei - Column with the Golden Veil (Pope Martin V (1417-1431) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - The Popes came form the Colonna family- His papal coat had a column with a crown on top)
  19. Comes Laurentius - Count Lawrence (Pope Innocent IV (1243-1254) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies. He was cardinal of St Lawrence in Lucina. His father was count of St. Lawrence of Lavagna)
  20. Comes Signatus - Signed Count (Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was count of Signia)
  21. Concionator Gallus - A French Preacher (Pope Innocent V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in France and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  22. Concionator Patarens - A Preacher From Patara (Pope Benedict XI (1303-1304) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Patara and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  23. Corvus Schismaticus - The Schismatic Crow (Pope Anti-pope Nicholas V (1328-1330) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from Corvaro, named after crows)
  24. Crux de Cruce - Cross of the Cross (Pope Bl. Pius IX (1846-1878) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no direct link to his motto )
  25. Crux Romulea - The Roman Cross (Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His papal coat of arms featured an "embattled bend" known as a "Roman Cross")

Total: 112
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