Religious orders have been around for centuries and centuries, inspiring countless people to renounce a “normal” life and completely devote themselves to serving Christ and his Church. And these are some of their mottos.
Maybe they can inspire you, too?
1) Carthusians: “Stat crux dum volvitur orbis”
Translation: “The Cross is steady while the world is turning.”
2) Augustinians: “Anima una et cor unum in Deum”
Translation: “One heart and soul in God.”
3) Barnabites: “Caritas Christi urget nos”
Translation: “The love of Christ compels us.”
4) Jesuits: “Ad maiorem Dei gloriam”
Translation: “For the greater glory of God.”
5) Dominicans: “Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare”
Translation: “To Praise, To Bless, To Preach”
6) Franciscans: “Pax et bonum”
Translation: “Peace and the good.”
7) Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit: “Solus cum Deo solo”
Translation: “Alone with God alone.”
8) Benedictines: “Ora et labora”
Translation: “Pray and work.”
9) Carmelites: “Zelo zelatus sum pro Domino Deo exercituum”
Translation: “With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts.”
10) Adorno Fathers: “Ad maiorem Dei resurgentis gloriam”
Translation: “For the greater glory of the risen God.”
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