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    OT : interesting quote

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ght/704437002/

    Thought some of you might like the quote illuminated onto the Michigan central depot this week (with no translation).

    Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.

    We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes.

    The quote is from Fr. Gabriel Richard, pastor of Ste. Anne du Detroit, in 1805 when a fire destroyed much of Detroit including the parish church.

    I was excited that I got it all except for meliora, including the fact that resurget was in the future (I just finished up 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs in second form this week). I just thought it was cool they picked a Latin quote for the announcement of their restoration plan for an iconic building.
    Last edited by Mom2mthj; 06-18-2018, 08:45 AM. Reason: Grammar correction
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    Re: OT : interesting quote

    Originally posted by Mom2mthj View Post
    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ght/704437002/

    Thought some of you might like the quote illuminated onto the Michigan central depot this week (with no translation).

    Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.

    We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes.

    The quote is from Fr. Gabriel Richard, pastor of Ste. Anne du Detroit, in 1805 when a fire destroyed much of Detroit including the parish church.

    I was excited that I got it all except for meliora, including the fact that resurget was in the future (I just finished up 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs in second form this week). I just thought it was cool they picked a Latin quote for the announcement of their restoration plan for a iconic building.
    That is cool! Thanks for sharing (and good job on your translation)!

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