Sat 16 Aug, 2003 09:02 am
A statue with the words St. Joseph de la capell des ex voto
Is it Latin or perhaps French/Italian.
Whichever, can anybode translate please?
Thanks for the help.
I think the answer is The Votive Chapel of St. Joseph.
This is at the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal.
Many thanks again to all
Monday 18th August.
I went to several language translators and tried Latin, Spanish, Italian but none really translated it other then to say St. Joseph the Capell not voto. I looked up voto in an online Latin dictionary and it says:
votum, voti N N
vow, pledge, religious undertaking/promise; prayer, wish; votive offering;
vot.o V 1 1 PRES ACTIVE IND 1 S
voto, votare, votui, votitus V TRANS Early
forbid, prohibit; reject, veto; be an obstacle to; prevent;
voveo, vovere, vovi, votus V
vow, dedicate, consecrate;
sounds french, and if you replace capell with chapelle, you get the following page in google:
This seems to be talking about St. Joseph
ex-voto means a votive offering , it has a latin origin
chapelle means vault, or chapel in french.
So I guessed this is St Joseph in the votive chapel, which i then entered into google, and got this link: