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Gloriosus Franciscus

Quasi arcus refulgens inter nebulas gloriae, 
et quasi Sol radians, effulsit ille in templo Dei.

O Divi Amoris victima,
   Quino cruenta vulnere,
Francisce, qui vivam Crucis
   Christi refers imaginem.

[On the Feast of the Seraphic Father, in the 75th year of his proclamation as Patron of Italy: "Franciscus, pauper et humilis; vere Iesu Christi imago, inexplebilia vitae evangelicae dedit exempla turbulentissimis aetatis suae civibus; ...triplici suo Ordine constituto, novas aperuit vias atque expeditum aditum ad mores publicos privatosque corrigendos, et ad catholicos sensus recte apprehendendos."]