molimen

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molimen

(məˈlaɪmən)
n
(Medicine) med the changes in the body associated with the effort needed to perform certain bodily functions, esp menstruation
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quod ad superstitionem pertinent molimina magicarum artium, et ligaturae, et remedia quae medicorum quoque medicina condemnat, sive in praecantationibus, sive in quibusdam notis, quas characteres vocant, sive in quibuscumque rebus suspendendis atque insignandis."
When the symptoms of the oncoming period are mild they are known as "Molimina".
Ambrose of Milan describes this haste with an almost untranslatable Latin phrase, "nescit tarda molimina Spiritus Sancti gratia" which means: "the grace of the Holy Spirit does not know delayed efforts" or "delayed efforts are foreign to the grace of the Holy Spirit." Mary's free choice to move forward and outward is reflective of a decision taken deep within her heart followed by immediate action.