Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Seven Founders, Lauds II

O ye, who the glorious Queen of the world
So lovingly served, tell us, Fathers renowned,
How your service to her hath your temples in Heaven
Most brilliantly crowned.

Unto glory above unexpectedly called,
Thou knowest, Monaldus, the chief of the Seven,
Who wert by the Sovereign Mother beloved,
And led into Heaven.

Do thou tell us, too, Bonajuncta the blessed,
Who, while thou didst tell, at the altar, God’s death,
And narrate how thy Jesus expired, didst yield
In joy thy last breath.

And tell us, Ugucci, and thou, Sostineus,
Who both from this world did together take flight,
When the Virgin, with Angels, did bear you to realms
Of Heavenly light.

And thou, O Manettus, let all sing thy praise,
For, like to a swan, when its end draweth nigh,
Thou, cheerfully singing to Mary sweet hymns,
Wast summoned to die.

We also with thee, Amideus, rejoice,
Whose love most devout to the world was made known
By a fire, of which, on Senario’s top,
The vision was shown.

And to thee, O Alexis, we joyfully sing,
Who know that to thee, in thy last dying hours,
The Son of the Virgin gave tokens of love
Of beautiful flowers.

To the Father, and to His True Image, the Son,
And Spirit most Holy, may glory be paid;
That we, in our love of our Virginal Queen,
Like them may be made. Amen.

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