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|CSM Number : 224|
|Short name:||The Girl who was Healed and Revived in Terena||Alternative:||Dead girl is revived (Terena)|
|Incipit:||A Reinna en que é/ comprida toda mesura|
|Refrain:||A Reinna en que é/ comprida toda mesura/ non é sen razon se faz/ miragre sobre natura.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Terena||Protagonist(s):||a disabled girl|
There was a man in Beja who was a steward of the king. He was sad because he had no heir, but then his wife became pregnant.
She gave birth to a daughter, but the baby was disfigured; her arm, instead of hanging free, was joined to her side.
The baby’s parents thought that she had been born like that because of their sins and they were very sad. When the girl was a year old, they heard of the miracles performed at Terena, and joined a group of pilgrims going there from Beja.
When they were approaching the shrine, the baby died. They took her to the cemetery.
The next morning, after a mass had been said, the little girl came back to life. When she was unwrapped from her shroud, the pilgrims saw that her arm had been healed.
Everyone gave thanks to the Virgin and the people in Beja and other villages made generous offerings.
|Stanza:||7*7' 7*7' 7*7' 7*7'||Refrain:||7*7' 7*7'|
|No. of Stanzas:||12|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|arm, birth defect, burial, children, infertility, king, offerings, pilgrimage, pregnancy, Requiem (mass), resurrection, steward|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Seeing is Believing: The Miniatures in the Cantigas de Santa Maria and Medieval Devotional Practices|
|Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)|