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|CSM Number : 283|
|Short name:||The Priest who Scorned the Virgin||Alternative:||Priest threatens to excommunicate parishioners (Terena)|
|Incipit:||Quen vai contra Santa Maria|
|Refrain:||Quen vai contra Santa Maria/ con sobervia, faz mal a si.|
|Summary of narrative|
A priest lived near the Virgin’s shrine at Terena.
One day he preached a sermon, warning the people not to go to Terena or to make offerings there. He threatened to excommunicate anyone who dared to go there on the Virgin’s feast in August.
As he was saying these things, his mouth became twisted to such an extent that he could not speak or sing the mass, but only bleat like a goat. In addition, his limbs were paralysed so that he was rooted to the spot. This happened because he had scorned the Virgin.
Everyone praised the Virgin and feared her even more from that time forth.
The priest repented and recovered.
He made an offering at Terena.
|Stanza:||8 8 8 8 8 8' 8||Refrain:||8' 8|
|No. of Stanzas:||8|
|Rhyme scheme:||AB | cccccab||Zejel:||Yes|
|Assumption (feast of), excommunication, goats, lame, mass, mouth, offerings, paralysis, pilgrimage|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
|Another Aspect of the Virgin Mary in the Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Davis, Jr, William Richard
|Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Alfonso X the Learned. Cantigas de Santa Maria. An Anthology|
|Os Riba de Vizela, Senhores de Terena (1259-1312)|
|Las Cantigas del Rey Sabio|