Categories 31 Days Of Thanksgiving For Good Reason, In God We Trust Is The Bedrock For People, Institutions And Of Course Nations Post author By jeff noel Post date July 8, 2011 10 Comments on For Good Reason, In God We Trust Is The Bedrock For People, Institutions And Of Course Nations Last month jogging through Providence, I stumbled upon Brown University, and of course took photos. I wondered what this said… In Deo Speramus. Anyone know? Next Blog Tags Big Life Choices, Gen X, Jeff Noel, Midlife Celebration, Spiritual Wellness, The Blog Whisperer By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View Archive → ← Pretty Pretty Please, Don’t You Ever Ever Feel, Like You’re Less Than → When Do We Send Up Our Most Urgent, Heartfelt Prayer Requests? 10 replies on “For Good Reason, In God We Trust Is The Bedrock For People, Institutions And Of Course Nations” In God we hope (Motto of Brown University) Wow (again). Didn’t know that, but it makes sense since Rhode Island’s Independent man was once called Hope. Google says In Deo Speramus means, In God We Trust. Maybe it means both (or maybe Google is wrong). 🙂 Ditto: A friend attends Brown. 🙂 Great school. Greater Motto. I believe it can mean both, but I think Brown University (because of the Hope concept you mentioned) was leaning more toward the hope. But I can see how, either way, it is something we should do! 🙂 Patty and Bob, amen to everything. Have a hope-filled day and Trust in God. 🙂 ooh, ohh, Mr Kotter, Mr Kotter, pick me. I know. You spoke Latin. Awwwww, you’re makin’ me proud. Carpe! I knew I could ask you. But I never see you. So I had to rely on Google instead. There’s more Latin from the trip… If I remember correctly, speramus literaly means “let us hope”. Of course, in our vernacular, it can be translated close enough. The root word “spes”is latin for hope. I may be wrong but there wasn’t a specific word for “trust”, and “hope” related the same concept. Sound right, Mike? Craig, what you (and Mike) do from memory, I do from Google. Your brain capacity is astonishing. 🙂 You just happened to use one of the words I actually remember. 🙂 90% of my 5 years of Latin was spent finding words in my dictionary! 🙂 Comments are closed.