Monday, October 29, 2012

Pontique Mitescunt Freta--The Troubled Seas are Calmed

From St. Ambrose's Aeterne Rerum Conditor

Hoc nauta vires colligit
pontique mitescunt freta,
hoc ipsa petra ecclesiae
canente culpam diluit.

The sailor hears and he is brave;
The sea becomes a gentle wave.
The rooster's call reached Peter's ears:
He washed away his sins in tears.