bees, chant, charity, consolation, Elizabeth Peterson, Feast of the Blessed Peter of Siena, fragment, honey, honeycomb, hymn, joy, Latin, matins, medieval, parchment, Proper of Saints, psalm, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Vespers
at his right hand bees
miraculously erected a honeycomb
of honey. Psalm. Blessed (is the man who has not departed)…
O Lord, you have shattered
their bonds and you have cast
off their yoke from them.
Let us have great joy
in the charity of our blessed father
because the remains of the holy
~Transcription and translation by James T. Svendsen, associate professor emeritus, World Languages and Cultures, The University of Utah
MS chant frag. 5 — Parchment leaves from the Proper of Saints, Feast of the Blessed Peter of Siena (16 March), Vespers/Matins.
~Description by Elizabeth Peterson, associate professor, Dept. of Art & Art History, The University of Utah, from Paging Through Medieval Lives, a catalog for an exhibition held November 2, 1997 through January 4, 1998 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.