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Faithful cross, O tree all beauteous

Faithful cross, O tree all beauteous

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Faithful cross, O tree all beauteous
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Catholic Hymnal #24

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Lyra Catholica #278

The Book of Catholic Worship #d22

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