what is the origin of the motto spes messis in semine?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
1. The papacy has the motto: Spes messis in semine - which means "the harvest in the seed." In other words, she was willing to sow a seed, knowing that it would only bear fruit many years later.
2. "Midnight Hour" church PDF had lots of scripture citations regarding this saying as "Harvest in the seed"
Hope this helps.... looks like the main answer is that the origins are in the bible.Source(s): 1. http://www.apibs.org/topical/hist3.htm 2. http://hpmichurch.org/downloads/Midnight%20Hour.pd...