Saturday, August 25, 2012

In hoc signo vinces

In hoc signo vinces, church of St. Joachim, Prati, Rome
In hoc signo vinces” (In this sign you will conquer)
Chiesa di San Gioacchino in Prati (Church of St. Joachim, Prati)
Via Pompeo Magno
Rome, May 2011


Revrunner said...

Constantine! What's the connection?

Dina said...

I wonder if today it can be applied to an individual's urge to sin, instead of being a vision for conquering other lands.

VP said...

Dina - I used the accepted translation, but for what I know it should be 'win' not 'conquer'. In Italian it is vincerai: you will win.
Constantine was coming back to Rome against Maxentius, so he had to win a battle, but certainly not to 'conquer' his homeland.
It is always better to win minds and souls than to conquer them.

Dina said...

Ah! Your explanation makes it even better. Thank you!