Latin phrases by Saint Malachy

Saint Malachy of Ireland 1094-1148 

Archbishop of Armagh

He wrote  the prophecies  about  Popes, 112 sentences written in Latin. Apparently, this list was written in  1148, but was not made public until 1595.  There is no record of it in the interleaving 400 years. Many of these mottos have a direct connection to a Pope. Others do not have a clear link. The last Pope in the list is Petrus Romanus which some associate with current Pope Francis and the Apocalypse. Others believe that Francis and other popes will be seated between Gloria olivae and Petrus Romanus.

  1. Abbas Suburranus - A Suburran Abbot (Pope Anastasius IV (1153-1154) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born near a local named Suburra)
  2. Aesculapii Pharmacum - The Drug/Medicine of Aesculapius (Pope Pius IV (1559-1565) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Before becoming a pope his hame was Giovanni Angelo Medici. Besides his last name being medici, he was a qualified doctor)
  3. Amator Crucis - Lover of the Cross (Pope Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Amadeus, Duke of Savoy. His coat of arms was a cross)
  4. Angelus Nemorosus - Angel of the Grove (Pope St. Pius V (1566-1572) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Bosco, Lombardy. Bosco means grove)
  5. Anguinus Vir - A Snake-like Man (Pope Gregory X (1271-1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His family, Visconti, coat of arms had a serpent)
  6. Animale Rurale - Rural Animal (Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. It is said that he worked as hard as an ox on his writings - Others claim that it is in relation to "donkey", because during the conclave, he said "If you wish to elect a saint, choose Gotti; a statesman, Aldrovandi, a donkey, elect me".)
  7. Aquila Rapax - Rapacious Eagle (Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Some people relate this motto to Napoleon's emblem, which was an eagle. They said that he was a weak pope, Napoleon's puppet )
  8. Avis Ostiensis - Bird of Ostia (Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal Bishop of Ostia, and his coat of arms depict an eagle)
  9. Axis in Medietate Signi - An Axis in the Midst of Signs (Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - This phrase describes the Pope's coat of arms)
  10. Bellua Insatiabilis - Insatiable Beast). Innocent XI (1676-1689) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms bore a lion and an eagle)
  11. Bonus Comes - A Good Count (or Companion) (Pope Adrian V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Ottobono Fieschi, bono means good. In addition, he was a count)
  12. Bos Albanus in Portu - Alban Bull in the Port (Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was bishop of Albano and Port, and his coat of arms bears an ox)
  13. Bos Pascens - Grazing Ox (Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms depicted a golden grazing ox)
  14. Canis et Coluber - Dog and Serpent (Leo XII (1823-1829) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no clear link between Pope and Motto. Some people have associated the dog with the Pope's vigilance and the adder with prudence. Others claim that 'dog' and 'snake' are insults, since this Pope was not liked)
  15. Canonicus ex Latere - A Canon From the Lateran (Pope Honorius III (1216-1227) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was canon of from St. John Lateran)
  16. Cervus Sirenae - Stag of the Siren (Pope Anti-pope John XXIII (1410-1415) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecie - He was from Naples, whose emblem features a siren. In addition, he was cardinal with the title of St. Eustachius, whose emblem is a stag)
  17. Columna Excelsa - The Lofty Pillar (Pope Clement XII (1730-1740) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - No association with its coat of arms. Some people claim that this motto refers to columns that stood in his chapel, or a huge statue was erected in his honor)
  18. Columna Veli Aurei - Column with the Golden Veil (Pope Martin V (1417-1431) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - The Popes came form the Colonna family- His papal coat had a column with a crown on top)
  19. Comes Laurentius - Count Lawrence (Pope Innocent IV (1243-1254) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies. He was cardinal of St Lawrence in Lucina. His father was count of St. Lawrence of Lavagna)
  20. Comes Signatus - Signed Count (Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was count of Signia)
  21. Concionator Gallus - A French Preacher (Pope Innocent V (1276) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in France and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  22. Concionator Patarens - A Preacher From Patara (Pope Benedict XI (1303-1304) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Patara and was a member of the Order of Preachers)
  23. Corvus Schismaticus - The Schismatic Crow (Pope Anti-pope Nicholas V (1328-1330) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from Corvaro, named after crows)
  24. Crux de Cruce - Cross of the Cross (Pope Bl. Pius IX (1846-1878) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no direct link to his motto )
  25. Crux Romulea - The Roman Cross (Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His papal coat of arms featured an "embattled bend" known as a "Roman Cross")
  26. Cubus de Mixtione - The Block of Mixture (Pope Boniface IX (1389-1404) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had cubes painted on it)
  27. De Antiquitate Urbis - Of the Antiquity of the City (Pope Gregory XIV (1590-1591) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from Milan, an old city founded in 400 BC)
  28. De Balneis Etruriae - From the Baths of Etruria (Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Before becoming a Pope he was a member of the Camaldolese Order, which had a campus called Fonte Bueno, good fountain)
  29. De Bona Religione - Of a Good Religion (Pope Innocent XIII (1721-1724) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was from the Conti family, which produced several popes)
  30. De Capra et Albergo - From a She-Goat and a Tavern (Pope Pius II (1458-1464) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was secretary to Cardinal Domenico Capranica and Cardinal Albergatti before he was elected Pope)
  31. De Cervo et Leone - From a Stag and a Lion (Pope Paul II (1464-1471) motto, according to St. Malachy propheciesi - He was Bishop of Cervia (stag) and Cardinal of St. Mark (lion) before becoming pope)
  32. De Corona Montana - Out of the Crown the Mountain (Pope Julius III (1550-1555) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte (of the mountain) and his coat of arms depicted a mountain and a crown of laurel)
  33. De Craticula Politiana - From a Politician Gridiron (Pope Leo X (1513-1521) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His father was Lorenzo de’ Medici. The motto evidently refers to St. Lawrence (Lorenzo), who was put on a grill and barbecued alive. St. Lawrence is the one that said Edite iam coctus before dying)
  34. De Cruce Apostilica - From an Apostolic Cross (Pope Anti-pope Clement VII (1378-1394) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies. His title was cardinal of the 12 apostles and his coat of arms had a cross)
  35. De Fasciis Aquitanicis - From the Bonds of Aquitaine (Pope Clement V (1305-1314) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in the region of Aquitania and his coat of arms had three horizontal bars, known in heraldry as fesses)
  36. De Fide Petri - Of the Faith of Peter (Pope Paul IV (1555-1559) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Hes name was Giovanni Pietro (Peter) Caraffa. Carrafa is derived from Latin ara fides, or altar of faith)
  37. De Flumine Magno - From a Great River). Clement X (1670-1676) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some claim that this motto refers to an overflow of the Tiber river banks, in Rome, where he was born, on the day he was born)
  38. De inferno praegnante - From Hell in Childbirth (Pope Urban VI (1378-1389) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in a place called Inferno (Hell) near Naples)
  39. De Labore Solis - Of the Eclipse of the Sun, or from the Labour of the sun or from the pregnancy of the sun (Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There was a solar eclipse the day he was born)
  40. De Medietate Lunae - Of the Middleness of the Moon (Pope John Paul I (1978) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Belluno (Beautiful moon), his reign started on a half-moon and only lasted half-month)
  41. De Meliore Sidere - From a Better Star (Pope Innocent VII (1404-1406) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Meliorati and his coat of arms had a star)
  42. De Modicitate Lunae - Of the Moon's Temperance (Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Garzeino, diocese of the moons, his family was poor)
  43. De Montibus Pammachii - From the Mountains of Pammachius (Pope Innocent VI (1352-1362) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal of Pammachius and his coat of arms depicted six mountains)
  44. De Pannonia Tusciae - From Tuscan Hungary (Antipope Callixtus III (1168-1178) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Hungary and was a Tuscan bishop)
  45. De Parvo Homine - From a Little Man (Pope Pius III (1503) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Piccolomini (piccolo = "small" and uomoni = "men" and reigned only 26 days)
  46. De Rore Caeli - Of the Dew of the Heavens (Pope Urban VII (1590) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria, where "dew of heaven"), a sap from local trees, was collected)
  47. De Rure Albo - From the White Field (Pope Adrian IV (1154-1159) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Saint Albans (albus = "white") and his family were farmers)
  48. De Rure Bovensi - From Cattle Country (Pope Celestine III (1191-1198) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Bobone (bovis = cattle))
  49. De Schola Exiet - Let Him Come Out of School (Pope Clement III (1187-1191) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Scolari)
  50. De Sutore Osseo - Of the Bony Cobbler (Pope John XXII (1316-1334) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was the son of a shoemaker (cobbler) with the French last name D'Euze, "of Bones")
  51. Draco Depressus - A Dragon Held Down (Pope Clement IV (1265-1268) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had an eagle holding a dragon by the talon)
  52. Ensis Laurentii - The Sword of Lawrence (Pope Gregory VIII (1187) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was a Cardinal of St Lawrence and his coat of arms had two swords)
  53. Ex Ansere Custode - Out of the Guardian Goose (Pope Alexander III (1159-1181) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arm had a goose)
  54. Ex Castro Tiberis - From a castle on the Tiber (Pope Celestine II (1143-1144) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in a castle (Citta) near the Tiber)
  55. Ex Eremo Celsus - Elevated From a Hermitage (Pope St. Celestine V (1294) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was a hermet, and founded the Celistines (celsus = "high, elevated"))
  56. Ex Magnitudine Montis - From the Great Mountain (Pope Eugene III (1145-1153) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Montemagno, big mountain)
  57. Ex Rosa Attrebatensi - From the rose of Arras (Motto of Pope Clement VI (1342-1352), according to the prophecies of St. Malachy - He was bishop of Arras and his coat of arms had six roses)
  58. Ex Rosa Leonina - Out of the Leonine Rose (Pope Honorius IV (1285-1287) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arm had two lions holding a rose)
  59. Ex Telonio Liliacei Martini - From the Customs-House of Martin of the Lilies (Pope Martin IV (1281-1285) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was treasurer of St. Martin of Tours)
  60. Ex Tetro Carcere - Out of a Harsh Prison (Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was a cardinal of St. Nicholas in the Tullian prison)
  61. Ex Undarum Benedictione - From a Blessing of the Waves (Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was called Benedetto, Benedict, or who says blessings, and his coat of arms had waves)
  62. Fides Intrepida - Intrepid Faith (Pope Pius XI (1922-1939) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some people say it is because the Vatican survived the rise of Fascism and Communism in Europe during his reign)
  63. Flagellum Solis - Scourge of the Sun (Pope Anti-pope Alexander V (1409-1410) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had a sun)
  64. Flores Circumdati - Surrounded by Flowers (Pope Clement XI (1700-1721) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Urbino, a city that depicts a garland of flowers on its coat of arms)
  65. Flos Florum - Flower of Flowers (Pope Paul VI (1963-1978) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had three lilies)
  66. Flos Pilaei Aegri - Flower of the Sick Pills (Pope Clement VII (1523-1534) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His family coat of arms had six medical balls (pills) and one of them with three lilies)
  67. Frigidus Abbas - Cold Abbot (Pope Benedict XII (1334-1342) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Benedict XII was an abbot in the monastery of Fontfroide, "Cold spring")
  68. Fructus Jovis Juvabit - The Fruit of Jupiter will Help (Pope Julius II (1503-1513) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had a oak, a tree sacred to Jupiter)
  69. Frumentum Floccidum - Trifling grain (Pope Marcellus II (1555) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had a ears of wheat and his papacy was very short)
  70. Gallus Vicecomes - A French Viscount (Pope Urban V (1362-1370) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - French by birth and viscount of Milan)
  71. Gens Perversa - The Corrupt Family (Pope Paul V (1605-1621) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies)
  72. Gloria Olivae - The Glory of the Olive or "To the Olive" (Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some people say that it is because Order of St. Benedict is also known as the olivetans. However, Pope Benedict did not belong to that Order. He just picked the name Benedict)
  73. Hierusalem Campaniae - Jerusalem in campaign (Pope Urban IV (1261-1264) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was born in Troyes, Champagne, and had the title Patriarch of Jerusalem)
  74. Hyacinthus medicorum - Hyacinth physicians (Motto of Pope Paul III (1534-1549), according to the prophecies of St. Malachy)
  75. Ignis Ardens - Burning Fire (Pope St. Pius X (1903-1914) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place)
  76. In persecutione extrema sacrae romanae ecclesiae, sedebit petrus romanus qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus; quibus transactis, civitas seticollis diruetur, et judex tremendus judicabit populum - In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations; when they are over, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome Judge will judge his people (The last St. Malachy prophecies about the Popes. This would be the last pope and his motto would be Petrus Romanus - Peter Roman)
  77. In Tribulatione Pacis - In the Disturbance of Peace (Pope Gregory XV (1621-1623) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Vague motto that cannot be associated with his name, birthplace or shield)
  78. Inimicus Expulsus - Enemy Expelled (Pope Lucius II (1144-1145) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Caccianemici, or the enemy hunter)
  79. Iucunditas Crucis - Joy of the Cross (Pope Innocent X (1644-1655) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was elected Pope on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross after a long and difficult conclave)
  80. Leo Florentius - Florentine Lion (Pope Adrian VI (1522-1523) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was Florensz and he had two lions on his coat of arms)
  81. Leo Sabinus - The Sabine Lion (Pope Celestine IV (1241) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was bishop of Sabine and his coat of arms had a lion)
  82. Lilium et Rosa - Lily and Rose (Pope Urban VIII (1623-1644) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some people say it is because of conflicts between France (Lily) and England (Rose))
  83. Lumen in Caelo - Light in The Sky (Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His coat of arms had a shooting star)
  84. Luna Cosmedina - The Moon of Cosmedin (Pope Anti-pope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His last name was "de Luna", "of the moon")
  85. Lupa Caelestina - Celestinian or Heavenly She-Wolf (Pope Eugene IV (1431-1447) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Bishop of Siena which bears a she-wolf on its coat of arms)
  86. Lux in Ostio - A Light in the Entrance (Pope Lucius III (1181-1185) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His name was Lucius and he was born in Lucca (both names derive from lux, light) and was bishop of Ostia (gate))
  87. Medium Corpus Pilarum - Half Body of the Pills (Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was cardinal by Pius V who was a medic, the ones who give out medicine balls, or pills. His coat of arms had a half dragon )
  88. Miles in Bello - Soldier in War (Benedict XIII (1724–1730) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place)
  89. Montium Custos - Guardian of the Hills (Pope Alexander VII (1655-1667) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His family coat of arm featured six hills and a star above them)
  90. Nauta de Ponte Nigro (Sailor From the Black Bridge (Pope Gregory XII (1406 - 1415) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Commendatarius of the Church of Nigripontis, Black Bridge)
  91. Novus de Virgine Forti - New From the Virgin Fort (Pope Gregory XI (1370-1378) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Cardinal of Santa Maria Nuova, New St. Mary)
  92. Pastor Angelicus - An Angelic Shepherd (Pope Ven. Pius XII (1939-1958) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place)
  93. Pastor et Nauta - Shepherd and Sailor (Pope Bl. John XXIII (1958-1963) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was patriarch of Venice, a maritime city)
  94. Peregrinus Apostolicus - Apostolic Wanderer or Pilgrim (Pope Pius VI (1775-1799) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some people say it is because he was in exile during the French revolution)
  95. Pia Civitas in Bello - Pious City in War (Pope Innocent IX (1591) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - He was Patriarch of Jerusalem)
  96. Picus Inter Escas - The Peak Among Fodder ( Nicholas IV (1288-1292) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - picus may refer to his supposed birthplace Picenum)
  97. Piscator Minorita - Minorite Fisherman (Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - His father was a fisherman and was a member of the Minor Friars)
  98. Piscator Tuscus - The Tuscan Fisherman (Pope John XXI (1276-1277) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecie - His name was Peter and he was Cardinal in Tusculums - St. Peter, the apostle, was a fisherman)
  99. Poenitentia Gloriosa - Glorious Penitence (Pope Alexander VIII (1689-1691) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - There is no association with his coat of arms, name or birth place. Some people say it is because he was named Peter, the apostle who repented after denying Christ)
  100. Praecursor Siciliae - A Fore-Runner from Sicily (Pope Innocent VIII (1484-1492) motto, according to St. Malachy prophecies - Was from Sicily and named after John the Baptist, the precursor of Christ)

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