Catholic CornucopiadCheney

Part III

The Proper of the Saints

The Hymns of the Breviary and Missal

It will be observed that with a few noteworthy exceptions the hymns in honor of the Saints have not been translated as often as the remaining hymns of the Breviary. This is in part explained by the fact that the cultus of a Saint is more or less national in character, and the Breviary contains few hymns in honor of Saints who are especially venerated in English-speaking countries.