Dona Nobis Pacem

Latin for “Grant Us Peace”

a year has passed already since last year’s Blog Blast for Peace … I am no further along in knowing how to do artwork in Photoshop … so my blog blast is a handmade collage again using scissors and glue on a background that Mimi Lenox provided here

she is the mastermind behind this important project


the angel is a photo I took of a gravestone at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, DC

note it is #1685 here

here is the definition of Peace from the Merriam-Webster on line dictionary for:

Pronunciation: \ˈpēs\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact
Date: 12th century

1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations
4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5 —used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

at peace : in a state of concord or tranquillity

in every language it is the same …

Afrikaans vrede
Algonquin Waki Qiwebis
Armenian Khanaghutyun
Basque Bak�
Belorussian pakoj
Bengali shAnti
Bosnian Spokoj
Breton peoc’h
Burmese Nyeinjanyei
Catalan Pau
Cheyenne nanomonsetôtse
Comanche Tsumukikiatu
Cree Wetaskiwin
Creole Lap�
Croatian mir
Czech mir
Danish fred
Dari Sulh
Dutch vrede
Egyptian Hetep
English peace
Esperanto paco
Estonian rahu
Farsi Solh
Fijian Vaka�egu
Finnish Rauha
French paix
Fon (West Africa (Benin)) Fifa
Fresian fred
Gaelic s�ochaint (Scottish),
s�och�in (Irish)
German der friede
Greek Irini
Guarani py’guapy
Hawaiian malu
Hindi Shanti
Hmong kev sib haum xeeb
Hungarian béke
Icelandic Fri�ur
Indonesian damai
Inuit Tutkium
Italian pace
Japanese Heiwa
Javanese Rukun
Khmer Soksang
Klingon R�j
Korean Peoning Hwa
Kurdish Hasiti
Lakota Wolakota
Lao Santiphap
Latin pax
Lithuainian taika
Maltese paci
Maori rongo
Mayan Ets�a�an Olal
Mongolian Enh Taiwain
Nahuatl tlamatcanemiliztli
Norwegian fred
Polish pokoj
Portugese paz
Quenya sérë
Romanian pace
Romansch pasch
Sioux Wo�okeyeh
Spanish paz
Swahili Amani
Swedish fred
Tagalog kapayapaan
Tamil Amaithi
Thai Santiphap
Tibetan Sidi
Turkish Baris
Urdu amn; salaam
Vietnamese Hoa Binh
Welsh Heddwch
Yiddish Sholem
Yoruba Alaafia
Xosha uxolo
Zapotec Layeni
Zulu Ukuthula

16 responses to “Dona Nobis Pacem

  1. I love your Angel . Lovely post


  2. Beautiful!!
    I love that in Norwegian- peace=fred!!! :>)


  3. Pace! Pace! Pace! great post dear Patty!


  4. This is truly a beautiful peaceful post Patty, and the chant is lovely, it sounds like Sarah B in the background. Heddwch- Christen


  5. Exquisite post today, Patty. May peace be with you. Hugs, Terri xoxo


  6. patty your colage is simply STUNNING!!! love your photos of stone angles and what you do with them. 🙂



  7. Lovely Peace Globe (no matter how you created it). How wonderful to listen to the Gregorian chanting and to learn so many different ways to express peace. I believe that peace is a choice and begins within … radiating outwards to others! Here’s wishing YOU peace in each moment. I’m participating on all 4 of my blogs …
    just because 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

    “Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.” St Francis de Sales


  8. Beautiful post Patty, love your Peace Angel artwork, and I hope you find peace and tranquility in all the days of your life 🙂


  9. Thank you for participating in BlogBlast for Peace. Your globe is beautiful.

    May you be bathed in peace.

    The Ice Box – Dona Nobis Pacem


  10. A beautiful post and art to go with it. All the more meaningful today, as we learn of the massacre at Fort Hood, that the person who did it was scheduled to leave for Iraq and did not want to go. No peace of mind for him, or peace of place for the others. This is such a beautiful reminder of what should be so very important to us all.


  11. Stunning.

    And the Gregorian chant along with the enchanting rocky coastline is truly heavenly. The area around Peggy’s Cove here in Nova Scotia is very similar, and that is the place where I’m happiest inside.

    Peace to you, Patty.


  12. 1. Where do you learn about all these wonderful and important causes like blogging for Peace?
    2. Where did you find the word in all those languages?
    Truly awe inspiring.


  13. Patty your card is glorious. Thank you for the music as it really fits your card.


  14. Beautiful collage page !
    Love the white angel and also all the translation for peace 🙂


  15. Peace to you and yours.


  16. This one is wonderful. 🙂

    Belated Peace Day best wishes to you.


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