Can anyone help me translate this Latin? It's from an early modern painting, maybe 18th century: "qua postulate impetrasti, qui te (or maybe le) laudant satul fient" Thanks in Advance.
in the absence of images (if you have any to share, I can put them in) I can not correct your interpretation of the Latin text above that, according to my research, seems to belong to Mysticism and to the passion of St. Catherine of Alexandria virgin and martyr, who lived in Egypt at the turn of the third and fourth centuries1. I have found fragments of the text you propose, with slightly different wording, in the following documents:
The concept implicit in "quod postulas impetrasti, pro quibus oras, salus erit" is the same already expressed in the above mentioned documents but the succession of the words appears more distant from the reader's text.
Giulio De Florio
(2) The decrees of the Council of Trent lay down detailed rules of the liturgy and religious practices, including the honors due to the Saints.
(3) The virgin Catherine, led to martyrdom, hears a voice that says: Come my elect, beatitude door is going to open for you. I promise the help of Heaven to those who remember your passion.
(4) The faithful shall devoutly celebrate the passion of the glorious virgin Catherine who recommends to God for the merits those who remember her and helps with benefits.
(5) A voice from Heaven intoned6: Come my beloved, come to the thalamus of your spouse7, you have got what you asked for, those who praise you will be safe.
(6) The voice from Heaven intones a hymn according to the notes on the staff (v. link):
(7) The thalamus of the spouse is an explicit reference to the "mystical marriage" which finds representation in the paintings as well (see, for example, the link).
(8) Matilda, born Mechthild (hence Metilde) von Hackeborn (1240 ca.; † Helfta, 1298) - see the link. When her sister was elected abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Helfta, Matilda followed her. In the monastery she was a teacher of singing and, because of the sweet voice, she was called "God's nightingale". She was fifty and ill, her older sister died recently, when she revealed the wonders that God's grace was producing on her soul, everything that God showed her, her passionate outbursts and her deep anguish. St. Gertrude and another sister gathered those confidences from which one of the most famous medieval mysticism books will come out: the Book of Special (or spiritual) Grace. The work is divided into seven chapters (see the link). The first two collect the mystical experiences that the saint experimented during the major religious festivals. In the third and fourth there are teachings about men salvation and human virtues. The fifth deals with the souls of the dead. The sixth is a short biography of her sister Gertrude. The last describes the last days of the saint and her death. Pope Benedict XVI in the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, illustrated the life of the saint beginning with these words: "Dear brothers and sisters, today I would like to tell you about Saint Metilde von Hackeborn, one of the great figures of the monastery of Helfta, lived in the thirteenth century .... ". For the rest of the speech consult the link.
(8b)Translation of the Italian text: Metilde having addressed a prayer to Saint Catherine in favor of a person devoted to her, that Saint replied: You will tell that person to recite in my honor "Laudate Dominum omnes gentes" and the antiphon "Vox de coelis".
(8c) A voice from Heaven intoned: Come my beloved, come to the thalamus of your spouse, you have got what you asked for, those for whom you pray will be safe.
(9) The Sarum Rite (more properly called Use of Salisbury) was a variant of the Roman Rite (see link) widely used to rule the Christian public worship, including the Mass and the Divine Office. Originally used in the eleventh century in the Cathedral and Diocese of Salisbury, the Rite afterwards spread in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland up to the time of the reign of Queen Mary. Although abandoned after the 16th century it had considerable influence in the Anglican liturgical scheme depicted in the Book of Common Prayer.
(10) Ant stands for antiphony.
(11) Ps stands for psalm.
(12) The Lord has reigned.
(13) After many tortures, the holy martyr, carried to the cut of the neck under the chin, hands and eyes raised to Heaven, prays glorifying the Lord.
(15) For you, my good Jesus, I face the sword, give my spirit to Heaven, have mercy on those who keep my memory (see link).
(16) God, God.
(17) A voice from Heaven was heard6: Come my beloved, come to the thalamus of your spouse7, You got what you have asked, those for whom you pray will be safe.
(18) Benedicite (Bless).