what is the origin of the motto spes messis in semine?
- ArgentLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
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."Source(s): http://www.apibs.org/topical/hist3.htm