Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Catherine of Genoa, Vespers

That woman saint let all exalt,
E’en to the skies, with highest praise,
Who, by her sanctity renowned,
Liguria’s repute doth raise.

Blessed is she, whose charity,
Within her inmost heart to beat
Is not content, but flowing o’er,
Inflames her limbs with fiery heat.

She, through the circuit of the year,
Fasting for many months remains
Feeding on Angels food alone,
Her sinking frame she thus sustains.

To God the Father and His Son,
Only Begotten, glory be,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now, and for all Eternity. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England