Friday, March 07, 2008

Rome: Caput Orbis Terrarum...



"Rome, the herald, the mother and guardian of civilization and the eternal values of life; this Rome which its greatnest historian already called, as if by divine instinct, caput orbis terrarum (capital of the world, Livy, I, 16) and whose destiny is a mystery which is unfolded through the centuries..."

Pope Pius XII: Address on Easter Sunday. March 28, 1948

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a place to access an entire English copy of Pius XII's Easter Sunday Address from which that quote was taken?

JPSonnen said...

If you have a seminary or Catholic univeristy library near you go there and look for volumes of Pius XII discourses. I just got this quote out of a book.