The case of Angels comes to the forefront as we follow this Latin line along the centuries. Do Angels really speak in Latin? A short discourse for illustration is next. 1
An old man walks into the University Offices and says "I'd like to enrol for a Latin course." The Dean looks at him and asks rather coyly, "How old are you, Sir?" "Ninety-three" is the reply. "Then why do you want to learn Latin, at your time in life?" "Well" the man explains "I realize I haven't got long for this world, but if I go to Heaven I'd like to be able to speak to God and the Angels in their own language, and I'd feel more comfortable if I knew some Latin." The Dean thinks, and then asks "But what if you don't go to Heaven but go to — you know — the other place?" "That's all right, I can already speak American." William Lilly's History of his Life and Times of 1681 also speaks to the language of Angels. When seen, these apparitions or Angels seldom speak articulately, but when they do speak, it's like the Irish, much in the Throat.2 There have been many appearances of Angels. The course of this article is not to determine their authenticity but to regard the language spoken. Do Angels speak in Latin. The many appearances, however suggest that:
Spirits and angels speak from the inner memory and consequently have a universal language.3
From the shores of the Pacific ocean, to Asia, Africa, Europe, and back to the Atlantic, many languages do exist. When appearances of Angels confront those to whom they are sent, a language common to the one visited is spoken. For God being the author of all life and even languages confounded those at Babel, by turning one language into many. Therefore, today, one of His Angels can understand and speak the language in kind to those to whom they appear. A student of Latin quoted one of his teachers, who said "Latin is the language of the Angels."4 In one such case where it was witnessed, we find St. Toscana upon her deathbed.5 In this, the young beautiful Toscana, who had lost her husband then sought to serve God all her life, had now found her end. As she lay there, the following was recorded from witnesses.
She was seized by a serious attack of fever, and an angel came to warn her that her end was near. She felt such deep joy at the news that she gave thanks profusely. Then she had herself laid on the bare ground and remained there in the greatest spirit of mortification. That is why she obstinately refused to take the wine that a doctor had ordered for her "to prevent dropsy". And when a priest tried to mix some with her other potions, she noticed it and pushed away the drink.
She asked to be buried in the gateway of the Hospital, in the road, without honours. Finally she died, saying:
"I have chosen to be scorned in the house of God, rather than to live under the tents of sinners".
As she was closing her eyes and giving up the ghost, there was heard, like an echo, the sound of angels answering her in Latin (for angels always speak in Latin!):
Veni, famula Christi, Toscana, accipe coronam quam tibi Dominus praeparavit in aeternum.
1343 was the year in which her death was recorded. The above Latin verse being interpreted as "I have chosen to be scorned in the house of God, rather than to live under the tents of sinners".
We have seen that the Latin speaking Angels speak thus in the confines of the Catholic church. This is not to be seen as uncommon , for in the history of this organization, Latin among the monks, priest, and nuns was common. Today, however, we do not see such. For why would an Angel speak Latin to an American living in Detroit? Unless, of course, that person is an educated Latin speaker. The Latin, of history, is not the version spoked by the Italian, French, or Spanish. It is one of unique variety from which the Roman language and many others developed. However, we do see that Angels speak in Latin.
We have seen the traces of Latin even in America. A ship approached the mainland of this continent before the Revolution. Upon its deck was a Father and three sons. Upon seeing the shore of America, the Father dropped dead, leaving the sons to fend for themselves in the new land. One of the sons was Charles Thompson. This person was educated in this country, the first one to take a stand with the colonists against England. He was also chosen as secretary to the 1st Continental Congress. 6 He also designed the logo's on our money. When seen, the dollar bill, has Latin inscriptions on them. For many, these have hidden meanings and conspiracy people see the New World Order of today upon its bill. In actuality this man put the phrases to mean:
Novus means: new or young or novel. Ordo means: row or series or order. Seclorum (a poetic form of seculorum or saeculorum), means: of the ages or generations or centuries. An expert in Latin, Charles Thomson coined the motto: "novus ordo seclorum" and explained:
"The date underneath [the unfinished pyramid] is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American Æra, which commences from that date."
The official translation of "novus ordo seclorum" is:
"A new order of the ages"
NOTE: "Novus ordo seclorum" does not properly translate into "new world order," which is an English phrase whose Latin translation would not be "novus ordo seclorum." Seclorum is a plural form (new worlds order?), and Thomson specifically said the motto refers to "the new American era" which began in 1776.
In the motto "Annuit Cœptis," the subject must be supplied. Thomson explained:
"The pyramid signifies Strength and Duration: the Eye over it & the Motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause."
Therefore, the subject of the sentence is Providence. "Annuit Cœptis" means "Providence has favored our undertakings" or "Providence favors our undertakings."
The official translation of "Annuit Cœptis" is:
"He (God) has favored our undertakings."
NOTE: "Annuit" does not mean "to announce" (annuntio).
From the above we can clearly see this Latin influence coming through. It indeed is a language of men and of Angels. A language which seems to embody the mysterious and ancient. For the Angelic visitors who speak Latin, they are bringing to the forefront the ancient, into the here and now. They are interrupting us in our daily lives, revealing there is God that knows what is going on. It also reveals to those today that God moved in the Church during the most difficult periods of History. This shows us to be careful in our critique of those who followed the Lord in those days. Even though, today, we disagree with what they teach in their doctrines, Angels speaking Latin teaches us one more thing. That God confirms His Word, in spite of man-made doctrines and traditions of Men. It teaches us God is involved in the every day and can speak to us, no matter what language we are. Even if we speak a language that is considered a dead language such as Latin. Yes, God also knows Latin.
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