Re: [liturgy-l] "Terrade Fatima"
> 1. "Terrade Fatima"let's see how many others have answered this before I have:
> Posted by: "C. William Westerfield" will@... pcanond
> Date: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:10 am ((PDT))
> I am trying to learn the history and use of the phrase "terrade
> fatima". A friend has medal with this phrase. I've looked it up and
> found strict interpretations in Latin Dictionaries for each of the
> two words. The online encyclopedias that I've searched only refer to
> the phrase in the context of a religious relic. Any assistance would
> be greatly appreciated.
that would be "terra de fatima", i.e., "[a particle of] earth from
the medal has a small ampule with some dirt in it?
Alternatively, it would be a memento from the "land of fatima" but
given that fatima is a town, not a land, i suspect that is less
likely. But there are medals that say "terra sancta", i.e., "The Holy
regards from rainy (but not enough!) kampala,