Miraculous Medal Latin Inscription

Started by drummerboy, March 05, 2024, 09:44:37 AM

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drummerboy

 I have a few Miraculous medals with a Latin inscription on them, but it doesn't seem genuine.  It reads: "Resina Sine Labe Originali Concerta O.P.N."  This doesn't seem like Latin, and "Maria" is nowhere to be found (I can read that much Latin at least).
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

Maximilian

Quote from: drummerboy on March 05, 2024, 09:44:37 AMI have a few Miraculous medals with a Latin inscription on them, but it doesn't seem genuine.  It reads: "Resina Sine Labe Originali Concerta O.P.N."  This doesn't seem like Latin, and "Maria" is nowhere to be found (I can read that much Latin at least).

It looks like just a couple letters of misreading -- "Regina Sine Labe Original Concepta O.P.N."

Translated as "Queen without Original Sin Conceived, Pray for Us."

drummerboy

Thank you!  That's a bizarre inscription, not heretical of course, but definitely not an authentic medal of the Immaculate Conception. I'll take a metal snips to them, it's unsettling.
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."

ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez

Quote from: drummerboy on March 05, 2024, 12:33:30 PMThank you!  That's a bizarre inscription, not heretical of course, but definitely not an authentic medal of the Immaculate Conception. I'll take a metal snips to them, it's unsettling.

"Queen conceived without original sin" is a pretty normal reference to Our Lady.  Shows up in a lot of litanies.  What is unsettling?
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Maximilian

Quote from: ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez on March 05, 2024, 01:26:31 PM
Quote from: drummerboy on March 05, 2024, 12:33:30 PMThank you!  That's a bizarre inscription, not heretical of course, but definitely not an authentic medal of the Immaculate Conception. I'll take a metal snips to them, it's unsettling.

"Queen conceived without original sin" is a pretty normal reference to Our Lady.  Shows up in a lot of litanies.  What is unsettling?

Yes, here is the Litany of the Blessed Virgin in Latin with just that wording.

https://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/BVM/Laurentanae.html

Regina sine labe originali concepta,
R. ora pro nobis.

I guess there remains the question whether those 2 letters were genuinely incorrect or whether it was just misread, perhaps due to the font used, for example.

drummerboy

Quote from: ChairmanJoeAintMyPrez on March 05, 2024, 01:26:31 PM
Quote from: drummerboy on March 05, 2024, 12:33:30 PMThank you!  That's a bizarre inscription, not heretical of course, but definitely not an authentic medal of the Immaculate Conception. I'll take a metal snips to them, it's unsettling.

"Queen conceived without original sin" is a pretty normal reference to Our Lady.  Shows up in a lot of litanies.  What is unsettling?

I'm not arguing her title, but how badly the maker of the medal in question screwed up.  They didn't use the correct prayer and misspelled several words.
"My hope is the Father, my refuge is the Son, my protection is the Holy Spirit.  Holy Trinity, glory to You." 
"All my hope I place in you, O Mother of God; guard me under your protection."