Caelestis Agni Nuptias

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A hymn written by Francesco Lorenzini of Florence that was formerly sung at the office of St. Juliana falco nieri (d. 1341), who was canonized in 1737. In 1738, the hymn was inserted in the Breviary for the Vespers and Matins of her feast (June 19). It consists of four strophes in iambic dimeter, plus the doxology. It reflects the baroque style of the period and narrates the life of the saint.

Bibliography: a. mirra, Gl'inni del breviario romano (Naples 1947). j. connelly, ed. and tr., Hymns of the Roman Liturgy (Westminster, Md. 1957).

[j. j. gavigan]