"She Will Rise to the Eternal Life"
140. This Latin inscription in poetic meter comes from the Jewish catacomb of Monteverde: "Here lies Regina covered by such a tomb which her husband set up as fitting to his love. After twice ten years she spent with him one year, four months and eight days more. She will live again, return to the light again, for she can hope that she will rise to the eternal life promised, as is pledged to the worthy and the pious, in that she has deserved to possess an abode in the hallowed land. This your piety has assured you, this your chaste life, this your love for your family, this your observance of the Law, your devotion to your wedlock, the glory of which was dear to you. For all these deeds your hope of the future is secure. In this your sorrowing husband seeks his comfort.”
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