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|CSM Number : 272|
|Short name:||The Animated Image in the Lateran||Alternative:||Image in Lateran moves from wall to wall|
|Incipit:||Maravillosos miragres/ Santa Maria mostrar|
|Refrain:||Maravillosos miragres/ Santa Maria mostrar/ vai por nos, que no-lo demo/ non faça desasperar.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||the Church of Lateran, Rome||Protagonist(s):||a sinful woman and a priest|
A woman who had committed terrible sins was reluctant to make her confession.
The devil tried to prevent her from confessing, but the Virgin persuaded her to do so.
The woman went to the Lateran and confessed her sins to a priest. He was shocked by her admissions.
She asked if she could still be forgiven, and he replied that she could only be pardoned if a certain image of the Virgin moved from one wall to the next.
When the woman heard this, she cried so hard that her tears soaked the ground in front of the altar. She prayed to the Virgin to show her mercy. As the priest watched, he noticed that the image had indeed shifted.
He asked the woman to forgive him and to pray to the Virgin to absolve him. After he had repented, he ran into the streets to tell everyone about the miracle.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||12|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|confession (see also repentance), devils, image (of Virgin Mary), pardon, priest , repentance (see also confession), tears|
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Molina López, Laura
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Sánchez Castañer y Mena, Francisco