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CSM Number : 187
Short name: The Monks of Jerusalem who were Saved from Famine Alternative: Barns Filled in Time of Famine [Jerusalem]
Incipit: Gran fe devia om’ aver en Santa Maria
Refrain: Gran fe devia om’ aver en Santa Maria.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: a monastery in Jerusalem Protagonist(s): the monks of a monastery in Jerusalem

There was a monastery in Jerusalem. It had been a synagogue, but the Jews sold it to the Apostles. It was the first church in Syria. The Virgin, who was living on Mount Zion, ordered it to be built.

The monks were about to abandon the monastery because they had no food. The abbot told them to pray to the Virgin for aid. They prayed and recited hymns and chants all night long.

The next day they found that their granaries were full.

Later, there was another famine and they thought that they would die. The abbot reminded them of the gift that the Virgin had given them before. They prayed to her again all night long.

In the morning, they found a large pile of gold on the altar.

The abbot asked the treasurer if he had seen anyone enter the church. The treasurer swore he had not. The monks praised the Virgin for the gift.

Metrical data
Stanza: 11 11 14 13' Refrain: 13'
No. of Stanzas: 12
Rhyme scheme: A | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T186, E187, E394
Poncelet reference
Colligit haec parvos hac simplicitate nitentes, Quos (205)
Keywords
abbot, altar, apostles, famine, gold, grain, hymn, monastery, synagogue, treasurer
Discography
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Miracle Collection
Barns Filled in Time of Famine [Jerusalem] John of Garland
Barns Filled in Time of Famine [Jerusalem] Gregory of Tours
Barns Filled in Time of Famine [Jerusalem] Mariale Magnum
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale lat 3177)
Barns Filled in Time of Famine [Jerusalem] Pseudo-Caesarius
BITAGAP ID
3938
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