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|CSM Number : 266|
|Short name:||The Beam that Fell on the Congregation||Alternative:||Beam falls on congregation|
|Incipit:||De muitas guisas miragres|
|Refrain:||De muitas guisas miragres/ a Virgen esperital/ faz por que en Deus creamos/ e por nos guardar de mal.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Castrogeriz||Protagonist(s):||a Christian congregation|
Wood, stone, sand and lime were brought to Castrogeriz for the building of a church dedicated to the Virgin.
Many people gave offerings to pay for the construction of the church, the tower, and the porch.
One day, when a great crowd of people were gathered in the church, listening to a sermon, a beam fell down on them from above.
Even though there were many people packed tightly together, the Virgin saved them all from injury.
[In normal circumstances], nothing could have fallen from the ceiling without wounding someone or destroying something.
The people, who were frightened but unscathed, gave thanks to the Virgin.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||6|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|accident, beam (roof), church (construction of) , offerings, sermon, stone (blocks of), vigil|
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|Alfonso X el Sabio, un rey ’cantigueiro’|
Llorens Cistero, José María
|Alfonso X, miracle collector|