Translation of Latin text courtesy of Jacob E. Nyenhuis, with help from John T. Quinn

Translation of Latin text courtesy of Jacob E. Nyenhuis, with help from John T. Quinn

Illumination

Saint Nicholas and the Three Children

Paris, France

ca 1485

Manuscript on vellum, illuminated with gold

Page 4 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches
Illumination 1 1/2 x 1 11/16 inches

Leaf from an illuminated French Book of Hours

Translation of Latin text:
Through Christ they will be freed from tribulations.
Of St. Nicholas, Bishop.

Nicholas, the friend of God, adorned by a priestly [mitre],
showed himself loving to all.
V: . Blessed Nicholas, pray for us.
R: . That we may be made worthy of
the promises of Christ: Let us pray.
Prayer: . O God, who [adorned] blessed Bishop Nicholas, your priest,
[with countless miracles] . . . .