what is the origin of the motto spes messis in semine?

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  • Argent
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    It's Latin for "The hope of the harvest is in the seed."

    It may well have begun with the Papacy:

    "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."

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