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CSM Number : 2
Short name: Hildefonsus of Toledo
Incipit: Muito devemos varões/ loar a Santa Maria
Refrain: Muito devemos varões/ loar a Santa Maria/ que sas graças e sas dões/ dá a quen en ela fia
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Toledo Protagonist(s): St. Ildefonso

The Virgin gave a vestment to a Spanish priest named Ildefonso.

Ildefonso preached well and wrote that Mary was a Virgin, although Jews and heretics challenged this notion.

One day, while he was walking in a procession with King Reccesvinth, St Leocadia appeared before them. She told Ildefonso: “my Lady lives through you.”

The Virgin gave him an alb to wear on her feast days.

She warned him that no one else was to sit in his chair or to wear the garment.

His successor, Archbishop Siagrio, put on the alb and was killed immediately.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’ Refrain: 7’ 7’ 7’ 7’
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: ABAB | cdcdefefb Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T2, E2, To2
Poncelet reference
Archipraesul Toletanus / Hildefonsus fide sanus (117)
Keywords
alb, apparition, archbishop, heretic, Jews, procession, Saint Ildefonsus, Saint Leocadia, sermon, treachery, vengeance (divine), vestments, virginity
Discography
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Miracle Collection
Hildefonsus Gonzalo de Berceo
Hildefonsus Pez
Hildefonsus Thott
(Copenhagen, Royal Library, MS Thott 128)
Hildefonsus Phillips
(Chicago, University of Chicago, Phillipps MS 25142)
Hildefonsus Vincent de Beauvais
Hildefonsus Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Hildefonsus Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
Hildefonsus BL Mariale 3
(London, BL, Additional MS 35112, ff. 21-80; 90-94)
Hildefonsus Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Hildefonsus John of Garland
Hildefonsus Madrid Mariale
(Madrid, B.N., MS 110)
Hildefonsus Gautier de Coinci
Hildefonsus William of Malmesbury
Hildefonsus BL Mariale 2
(London, BL, Arundel 346, ff. 60-73)
Hildefonsus Nigel of Canterbury
(London, BL, MS Cotton Vespasian D.xix)
Hildefonsus Miraculorum B. Mariae. libri III
(Reims 1400)
Toledo Jean Gobi
Hildefonsus Jean Gobi
Hildefonsus BL Mariale 4
(London, BL, Additional MS 15723, Collection 1, ff. 64v-69v)
Hildefonsus Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Hildefonsus Bartholomew of Trent
(University of Bologna, Codice 1794)
Hildefonsus Pseudo-Caesarius
Hildefonsus Anglo-Norman Miracles of the Virgin
(London, BL, Royal 20 B XIV, fols 102v-169)
Hildefonsus Paris Mariale 1
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale 14463)
Hildefonsus of Toledo BL Mariale 1
(Cotton Cleopatra C.x., ff. 101-144v)
Hildefonsus Paris Mariale 2
(Paris Bibliothèque Nationale 12593)
BITAGAP ID
3719
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