Bianco Da Siena

Bianco da Siena an Italian Jesuit, was born at Anciolina, in the Val d' Arno. In 1367 he entered the order of Jesuits, and died. at Venice in 1434. He is the author of Laudi Spirituali (published at Lucca in 1851), a work containing ninety- two pieces, some of which are of great beauty, and have spiritual elements like those we value in St. Bernard. Some of Bianco's hymns have also been translated into English, as, Gesu Christi amoroso, "O Jesus Christ the loving" (in the People's Hymnal, No. 400); Discendi, Amor Sante, "Come down, O Love divine" (ibid. No. 473); Vergine Santa, sposa dell' Agnello, "O Virgin, spouse of Christ the Lamb" (ibid. No. 226). (B. P.)

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