Gilles Sadler

Belgium, b.1570, d.1629

Ignea Vis Fidei, qua Nubes Rumpit Aquosas Ignea Vis Sancta, Cum Petit Astra Presis.

  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • Engraving
  • 324 x 230mm
  • 73/23

This print is from an edition of 'Poematum Sacrorum', Libri XXV, by Georg Fabricius (1516 - 1571). The two lines of text can be translated as:

Fiery is the force of faith, which bursts the watery clouds: Fiery is the force of holy prayer, when it seeks the stars.

(With thanks to Professor John Barsby, University of Otago)