Thursday, May 17, 2007

Super Aspidem et Basiliscum Ambulabis

Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Oratory, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - basilisk on sanctuary floorUpon the asp and basilisk you will tread

I was puzzled by the two snakes depicted on the sanctuary floor at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory, until I figured out the Latin inscription. It comes from Psalm 90 (LXX), which is prayed during Compline. Photo taken during the recent church tour.

1 comment:

  1. thanks, I've wondered about that inscription for some time, and then always forgot to check it.