Why the inscriptions of the tombs grow numb
and no loud groan is made by the people?
You should not look for the sloth as the reason for it.
The pain that remains inside hurts usually more.
O, grief, spread out! Let the lament be calmed by the blessed merits,
so that the deeds of the highest father may be recounted.
This man from the beginning was nourished within the ovile of Peter,
but he deserved to be the shepherd of the holy flock.
His pure faith was based on man's obliging votes.
He kept vigils with chants and hymns.
He was simple, wise, vigorous and resourceful.
His simplicity was vigorus and snake-like.
When he completed fourty years as presbyter
his mind, despite the old age, was still fresh.
He maintained the apostolic summit for nearly three years.
Because of your merits your successor Honorius
had this large epitaph from marble constructed for you.
(trans. S. Adamiak)